The National Endowment for the Arts is in the process of reviewing the applications that were received for Recovery Act funds. The NEA received approximately 2,400 applications requesting support for projects that focus on the preservation of jobs in the arts, now under review. The amount of money requested by applicants far exceeds the nearly $30 million available for grants.
For Wyoming this means that, if an application is denied, applicants can look to other possible NEA sources:
• Wyoming’s state arts agency deadline has passed, but there may be a second deadline January 15, 2010, depending on funding.
• A designated local arts agency that receives Recovery Act funding. (See the list of state arts agencies and regional arts organizations on the NEA Web site; a list of local arts agencies that receive Recovery Act funding will be available in July.)
Applicants are encouraged to consider the NEA’s traditional funding opportunities: the Access to Artistic Excellence category deadline is August 13. The NEA Chairman will make final decisions on Recovery Act funding following the meeting of the National Council on the Arts at the end of June. Applicants will be informed of funding in July. In the meantime, check the “Recovery” section of the NEA web site for the most up to date information on all aspects of the NEA’s Recovery Act program. http://www.arts.gov/