Research - Art Works

Title: Research - Art Works
Deadline: October 21, 2014
Funding Amount: $10,000 to $30,000
Match Requirement: 1-to-1 which can include in-kind and indirect costs
Start of Project: May 1, 2015

Purpose of Funding: The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Examples may include but are not limited to descriptive studies of arts participation and arts learners, artists and art workers, arts organizations and arts industries, and arts funders and arts volunteers. Such research also may examine the underlying conditions and vehicles for arts participation. For instance, it can examine how training and education affects arts creation, arts audiences, or other aspects of arts engagement.

Funds will be given for projects that involve analyses of primary and/or secondary data. Primary data collection is an allowable activity under these grants, as long as a proposed project also includes analysis of that data. The NEA will not fund projects that focus exclusively on data acquisition. Projects may include, but are not limited to, primary and/or secondary data analyses; psychological studies that take place in clinical or non-clinical settings; third-party evaluations of an arts program's effectiveness and impact; and statistically-driven meta-analyses of existing research so as to provide a fresh understanding of the value and/or impact of the arts.

Research projects that offer plans to make data available to researchers and the public will be given special consideration in the application review process.

Examples of previously funded research can be found by using the NEA "Grant Search" engine or by clicking the "Research: Art Works Grants Final Papers" link on the Research: Art Works web page.

For more information visit the NEH website.