Deadline: April 11

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America grant program offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations – those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics or disability.

Challenge America grants:

  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to Guest Artist projects, Collaborative Marketing Campaigns and community-based and professionally directed Public Art Projects.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.

This grant supports focused, distinct projects that take place over limited periods of time and involve limited geographic areas.

Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

Details and application instructions are available here.