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The NEA has posted guidelines for stimulus grants

March 3, 2009 |  2:42 pm

Recovery_act_karen_bleier_afp_get_3 Pause for a moment if you've been imagining what it would be like "If I ran the NEA...", because time is short for arts organizations to apply for stimulus funds for actual jobs as part of President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The National Endowment for the Arts is fast off the block today with grant guidelines. The deadline for applying is April 2, with grants being awarded as soon as July 1. Among the options is salary support -- full or partial -- for jobs that have been eliminated (or are in jeopardy) because of the current economic slide but are critical to carry out an organization's artistic mission.

Specific NEA information is here, general Recovery Act information is here.

-- Christopher Knight

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