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Limited Submission Notice: National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects (FY25)


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)


Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) provides expansive funding opportunities to strengthen the nation’s arts and cultural ecosystem. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.

NEA funds arts projects in the following disciplines: Artist Communities, Arts Education, Dance, Design, Folk & Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Media Arts, Museums, Music, Musical Theater, Opera, Presenting & Multidisciplinary Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.

For more information, view the full NEA Grants for Arts Projects solicitation.


Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 for up to two (2) years. All grants require a nonfederal cost share/match of at least 1 to 1. Note: In the past few years, a majority of NEA’s grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.

Limited Submission Requirements and Timeline:

One (1) application per institution is permitted in a calendar year; however, organizations like Boise State that have “separately identifiable and independent components (e.g., a university campus that has a presenting organization and a radio station)” may submit an application for each such component.

Only proposals approved by the Division of Research and Economic Development may be submitted to this program. For such approval, Principal Investigators (PIs) must first submit a one- to two-page white paper to by January 17, 2024.

Your white paper should:

Identify the Principal Investigator and any anticipated collaborators;

Describe the proposed project;

State the proposed artistic discipline; and

Provide the estimated total grant request and cost share information. Cost Share is required at a match rate of 1:1. Please identify the anticipated cost share amounts and the source of funds for the cost share. If you are unsure, clearly state this directly in your white paper.

White papers will be reviewed based on the following criteria (1) the value and appropriateness of the project to Boise State’s mission, artists, and community, (2) clarity of project activities and ability to carry out the project, (3) clearly defined goals and/or proposed outcomes and if relevant, measures to assess student and/or teacher learning, and (4) ability to obtain matching funds.

If selected to submit a full proposal, PIs must ensure that proposals meet all requirements stated in the RFP, in the announcement, and in the implementing laws and regulations related to this grant program.

Key Submission Dates:

  • January 17, 2024 – White paper due to We encourage you to cc your Dean for visibility as well.
  • January 24, 2024 – Anticipated date Internal Awardees Notified
  • February 1, 2024 – Cost share information due to OSP
  • February 15, 2024 – Full proposal due to OSP
  • February 15, 2024 – Part 1 of proposal due to NEA through
  • February 21-28, 2024 – Part 2 of proposal due to NEA through NEA’s applicant portal

Important Note on Requirements:

  • Cost Share is required for this program. Requests for Cost Share must be submitted for Approval by the respective departments, colleges, and DRED at least 30 days prior to submission. Failure to do so will result in cost share not being approved.
  • The Artistic Disciplines are described on the NEA Grants for Arts Projects website.

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