PRESENTING & MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKS
In addition to traditional presenting programs, this area supports artistic works and events that present multiple disciplines, combine and/or integrate art forms, explore boundaries between art disciplines, fuse or transcend disciplines, and look to new forms of expression. We seek innovative performances and exhibitions that introduce new voices and perspectives to the community and programs that engage people to become lifelong arts and cultural participants or practitioners.
Multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary art forms may include performance art, interactive and participatory works, multimedia performance, and arts/science collaborations that go beyond the boundaries of a traditional art form.
Projects should be multi- or cross-disciplinary in nature and may include work from the performing, visual, media, design, and literary arts. These projects may be for any aspect of the artistic process including creation, commissioning, presentations, touring, training, residencies, and access to the arts. In addition, we also fund projects that provide services to artists and arts organizations. Projects that present or otherwise feature a single discipline (including but not limited to dance, music, literature, visual arts, media arts) should apply through that discipline.
Funding Opportunities in Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
Grants for Arts Projects
The National Endowment for the Arts' primary funding opportunities for organizations can be found here. An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2014 Grants for Arts Projects categories (see "Application Limits" for the few exceptions to this rule). For most organizations, these categories represent the full range of funding options for the entire year. Applicants should examine the goal and purposes of their project as well as the review criteria of these categories, and apply to the one category that is most relevant. The Arts Endowment will not transfer applications between categories.
Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000. (Deadline: January 14, 2013)
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
Outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people may apply for these awards. (Receipt deadline: February 4, 2013)
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency