Share your arts story with the National Endowment for the Arts!

2015 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, which created the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEA invites you to join the celebration by sharing your story of how the arts have influenced your life.

Share how the arts are part of your day, how the arts have inspired you to do something unique, how they have made a difference among you and your family, as well as in the communities and neighborhoods in which you live. If there is a specific NEA grant that has had an impact on you and your community, be sure to include that information.

Starting September 29, the date the Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the NEA will begin posting stories on their website and promoting them across social media. Depending upon the volume of stories received, the NEA will determine which stories, photos, audio/video will be included and may edit text as necessary.

In addition to or instead of a narrative, you can include one to three photos and/or one video or audio of no more than five minutes. Only submit materials you have permission to use.

Visit this webpage for more information or to submit your story.