Creativity Connects* is an initiative that will show how the arts are central to the country’s creativity ecosystem, investigate how support systems for the arts have changed, explore how the arts connect with other industries, and invest in innovative projects to spark new ideas for the arts field. A key component to the Creativity Connects initiative is a pilot grant opportunity in the Art Works category to support partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors that include, but are not limited to, business, education, environment, faith, finance, food, health, law, science, and technology.
Art Works: Creativity Connects grants will seek to benefit the arts and non-arts sectors by:
- Demonstrating the value of working with the arts.
- Supporting the infrastructure for the arts to work in new ways with new sectors.
- Building bridges that create new relationships and constituencies.
- Creating innovative partnership projects to advance common goals.
Independent school districts
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
The official applicant must be an arts organization. An organization may submit only one application for an Art Work: Creativity Connects grant. An organization that submits an application to Art Works: Creativity Connects is still eligible to submit an application to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project. The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2017. Generally, a period of performance of up to two years is allowed.
The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2017. Generally, a period of performance of up to two years is allowed. The official applicant must be an arts organization. An organization may submit only one application for an Art Work: Creativity Connects grant.