Mayors' Institute on City Design

Grants for Arts Projects

“Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grants program for organizations, providing comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities. Through project-based funding, the program supports opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, for the integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and for the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.”

The National Endowment for the Arts offers matching grants for design projects that have a public benefit or enhance the design field. Funded projects include design competitions, arts and cultural buildings, historic preservation projects, community charrettes, and more. Capital and construction costs are not eligible for funding.

Funding amounts: $10,000 to $100,000


(Photo: Courtesy of MICD Resource Team member Antonio Fiol-Silva)

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