Collections Care and Conservation: How to submit an Art Works grant to the National Endowment for the Arts

August 9, 2012 is the deadline for applications for conservation projects supported through the Art Works program at the National Endowment for the Arts.

The NEA’s guiding principle is embodied in one sentence: “Art works.” “Art works” is a noun; the creation of works of art by artists. “Art works” is a verb; art works on and within people to change and inspire them. “Art works” is a statement; arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy.

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes:

  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Featured Resources:

  • NEA’s online information on the Art Works program

    Recorded: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    Duration: Approximately 41 minutes

    Guest Expert: Wendy Clark, Museum Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts

    Host: Elsa Huxley, Director of Communications, Heritage Preservation

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