The funds can be spent on salaries, fees for artists, payment for facility costs, such as rent and utilities. Grants will be for a fixed amount of $50,000
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) revealed details about the distribution of $75 million under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act – part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package aimed at mitigating the the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be allocated to nonprofits that had to closed due to the pandemic, Artforum reports.
NEA will divide 40% of the funds among state and regional arts institutions, which will then distribute the funds through their own funding programmes. 60% of the funds will be given to nonprofits across the US through direct grants. The municipal agencies will receive the funds by April 30. Recipients of the grants will be announced by June.
Mary Anne Carter, chair of the NEA, says the organisation wants to give the funds to those in need as quickly as possible to “help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to the thousands of organisations that add value to America’s economy and the creative life of our communities”.
More than 3,700 organisations that have received NEA awards in the past four years can apply for grants. The funds can be spent on salaries, fees for artists, paying rent and utilities. Grants will be for a fixed amount of $50,000. Designated local arts agencies, eligible to subgrant may request up to $250,000.
The deadline to apply is April 22. More information can be found here.Subscribe to our mailing list: