Arts Research Funding Opportunity

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DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Grant guidelines webinar scheduled for September 3, 2014
Application deadline October 21, 2014

Helping to grow the field of arts research and provide arts practitioners with high-quality, evidence-based resources, the National Endowment for the Arts announces the latest Research: Art Works funding opportunity. This program supports research for projects that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts on individuals and communities. To assist potential applicants, the NEA will hold a grant guidelines webinar on September 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET.

To join the September 3 NEA Research: Art Works webinar, please register in advance. You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a Q & A text box. An archive of the webinar will be available on the NEA's website in the webinar section shortly after the event.

The NEA is interested in value-oriented research that will measure or clarify one or more factors, characteristics, and conditions of the U.S. arts ecosystem, as well as impact-oriented research that will investigate the direct and indirect benefits of arts participation on health and well-being, cognitive capacity, learning, creativity, community livability, or economic prosperity. A growing collection of previous NEA funded research papers can be found at arts.gov.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary and/or secondary data analyses;
  • Psychological studies that take place in clinical or non-clinical settings;
  • Third-party evaluations of an arts program's effectiveness and impact;
  • Statistically-driven meta-analyses of existing research so as to provide a fresh understanding of the value and/or impact of the arts;
  • Studies that address economic impact;
  • Translational research that moves scientific evidence toward the development, testing, and standardization of new arts-related programs, practices, models, or tools that can be used easily by other practitioners and researchers.
The NEA anticipates awarding up to 20 grants in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. The deadline for application submission is October 21, 2014 for projects that can begin as early as May 1, 2015. Eligible organizations are U.S-based organizations that are nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3); units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. This may include, but is not limited to, colleges and universities. More NEA Research: Art Works grant application information and guidelines is available. For technical assistance on NEA Research: Art Works grants, contact nearesearchgrants@arts.gov.

http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works