Internal Deadline: Friday, August 20th, 2021, 5pm PT
External Deadline: September 3, 2021
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 1
Anticipated Amount: $1,281,150, contingent upon the availability of funds.
Who May Serve as PI: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. To be eligible, the applicant organization must:
• Meet the Arts Endowment’s “Legal Requirements” at the time of application.
• Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
Each year since 1982, the Arts Endowment has awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards to pay tribute and draw attention to the excellence and diversity of our nation’s folk and traditional artists. The one-time-only awards go to traditional artists from across the country in recognition of their significant contributions to a particular traditional art form and to the American public through their artistic work. The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (“Cooperator”) to assist the Arts Endowment with the 2022 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards program. Recently, a one-hour film was produced to create a virtual celebration of the awardees due to public health and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards program will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022 and we are planning to resume in-person events in Washington, DC, to honor the new awardees. We anticipate that the Cooperator will coordinate a range of events, including a live concert, a webcast, a documentary film, video vignettes, an award ceremony and reception, an awardee dinner, and associated activities. In addition to the annual awards events described above, in honor of the 40th anniversary, the Arts Endowment will invite all living previous National Heritage Fellowship recipients to attend the 2022 festivities, as well as a separate celebratory anniversary event, and a day-long symposium. The in-person symposium will kick off a year-long series of virtual 40th anniversary events exploring topics of interest in the folk & traditional arts. The symposium will be of broad public benefit, as it highlights the ideas, innovations, and strategies utilized by the nation’s foremost cultural elders and recipients of its highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The symposium will be documented and a report summarizing the discussions and highlighting key themes will be written by the Cooperator and disseminated by the Arts Endowment.
NOTE: Throughout this Program Solicitation, there are numerous references to inperson events and activities. Our hope is that these in-person events will occur, in accordance with relevant health guidelines. However, it is expected that all such events will be designed to be adaptable to an accessible virtual format, as agreed to in writing by the parties. It is also expected that the Cooperator will plan events to minimize or avoid cancellation costs that might occur if activities cannot be conducted in-person, since such costs cannot be included in the project budget.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.