NEA offers summertime learning
Arts-centric learning opportunities abounds
The National Endowment for the Arts, a major funder of the S.C. Arts Commission, is offering an abundance of varied learning opportunities this summer. Read on to learn more!
Citizens’ institute on Rural Design: Call for Applications from Rural and Tribal Communities!
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that the Request for Applications from communities is open now until July 22! The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ will continue its tradition of offering local design workshops that address specific community challenges, and also create a new cohort learning program that will engage rural leaders from up to 20 additional communities.
All rural communities of 50,000 or less are eligible to apply for the CIRD local workshop and learning cohort opportunities. We encourage applications from nonprofits, tribal or municipal governments, regional planning organizations, and other community partners. We hope to hear from a variety of rural communities from a wide range of backgrounds, geographies, and capacities.
If you are a rural service provider, please share this opportunity widely with colleagues and community leaders in rural areas who might be interested in applying.
The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the Housing Assistance Council and buildingcommunityWORKSHOP.
Navigating Your Arts Career: Resources & Financial Tools for People with Disabilities
June 19, 2019 | Register
Join the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Beyond Sight on June 19, 2019, from 3-4:15 p.m. ET, for the second in a series of six webinars promoting careers in the arts for people with disabilities. This webinar series is part of a toolkit, designed to help expand employment and career development opportunities for disabled people as artists and cultural workers, which will be launched later this year.
This webinar, “Navigating your Arts Career: Resources and Financial Tools for People with Disabilities”, will address some of the barriers people with disabilities find when pursuing a career in the arts. Hear a panel of experts address the burning questions people with disabilities have when seeking careers in the arts, including how to maintain crucial public benefits while working in the arts or how to transition to work. Join experts for an interactive discussion.
Host: Andy Arias, actor and Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
Speakers will include:
- Lara Green, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor, Western Region, The Actors Fund
- Robert Pfaff, Director of the Office of Employment Support in the Office of Research, Demonstration and Employment Support (ORDES), Social Security Administration
- Miranda Kennedy, M.P.P., Director of the ABLE National Resource Center, National Disability Institute
- Angela Rockwood, actress, model, entrepreneur, and Executive Producer and star of “Push Girls”
Deadline: Aug. 8, 2019
New guidelines now online
Webinar: June 24, 2019
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Arts Endowment staff will conduct a webinar to share tips on how to ensure an Our Town application is clear and compelling on June 24.
Creating a State Data Culture to Inform Investments in Arts Education
Tuesday, June 25, 2 p.m. EDT | Register
Speakers will include:
- Ayanna N. Hudson, director, Arts Education for the National Endowment for the Arts
- Claus von Zastrow, Ph.D., principal, Education Commission of the States
Join a webinar to examine a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and Education Commission of the States to build states’ capacity to report on the arts education data they collect. The webinar will focus on the current climate for such work in states, strategies and tools for supporting state-level data efforts, and the value of incorporating arts education data into broader efforts to promote a culture of information in states.
Deadline: July 11, 2019
(for projects beginning no earlier than June 1, 2020)
Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Matching grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000.