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National Endowment for the Arts Offers Grants to Research Value and Impact of the Arts

Deadline: November 8th, 2011

The Office of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts has announced the availability of grants for research on the value and impact of the U.S. arts sector, at either the individual or community level.

The NEA is interested in novel and significant research questions that will lead to greater public understanding of the contribution of the arts.

Grantees may use either existing or newly established datasets to conduct their research. The resulting projects will help determine the usefulness of various datasets to arts-related research — including those not previously used for that purpose. Through this grant opportunity, the NEA hopes to further expand the pool of researchers knowledgeable about arts and culture datasets.

Applicants must be U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. This may include but is not limited to colleges and universities. The NEA encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds, including those who have not specialized in arts-related research. Although applicants must be nonprofit organizations, they are encouraged to partner with for-profit entities and/or use commercial and/or administrative datasets.

The NEA anticipates awarding up to twenty-five grants in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. The grant period is not expected to exceed one year.

NEA staff will be conducting two webinars on the Research: Art Works guidelines on August 18, and October 11, 2011. Registration is required.

Complete program information, application guidelines, and webinar registration forms are available at the NEA Web site.

Link to Complete RFP

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