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ART WORKS Grants for Media Arts

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ART WORKS Grants for Media Arts


ART WORKS Guidelines: Media Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to support activities that reflect the dynamic, diverse, and evolving nature of the media arts field. Applicants may apply in this Art Works category for media arts projects that support creation, exhibition, education, and distribution of historic and contemporary artworks in all genres and forms that use electronic media, film and technology (analog & digital; old and new) as an artistic medium or a medium to broaden arts appreciation and awareness (of any discipline). All genres are welcome to apply; all phases of project support are eligible.

Step 1 – Submit SF-424 to – July 13, 2017 (Register/renew by at least June 21, Submit by at least July 4)
Step 2 – Submit Materials to Applicant Portal – 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time on July 20, 2017 to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on July 27, 2017
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection – April 2018
Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance – June 1, 2018

Eligible project types include creation, education, and resources for artistic and professional development:

  • Production of all genres and forms of media art that use electronic media, film and technology (old and new) as an artistic medium or a medium to broaden arts appreciation and awareness (of any discipline). High-profile multi-part or single television, radio, and multi-platform programs are also acceptable. Genres include, but are not limited to, documentary, experimental, narrative, interactive, transmedia storytelling, game design, immersive, audio, internet, and other new technologies. All phases of a project are eligible for support including research and development, production, and completion costs.
  • Projects that enable the production of analog and digital tools, hardware and/or software that engage the process of hacking, circuit bending, creative coding, robotics, and audio or visual instrument building to produce new media art works.
  • Projects providing resources to artists and organizations, workspace and facilities access to equipment and related technologies, artist residencies, that are available to artists and/or the general public that assist in any phase of media arts production.
  • Educational activities and workshop series that engage groups of all ages and skill levels to learn, participate, or engage in the process of using electronic media, film, and technology as an art form. Artist-led activities are encouraged. If your project intends to serve pre-K-12 youth audiences, see “Choosing the Right Discipline for Youth Projects” to help you in your discipline selection.
  • Services to the national field, including conferences, field studies, convening, or workshops intended for media artists, critics, and scholars, and that are publicly accessible.
  • Widely distributed publications on issues pertinent to the media arts field, both practical and aesthetic, and both digital and in print.
  • The development of web portals, hubs, mobile and tablet apps (developed and made available for both iOS and Android devices), or other innovative uses of technology or new models to provide audiences with access to media artists and art works.

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