NAMTA Art Advocacy Grant Program - Application Available NOW!

NAMTA Art Advocacy Grant Program - Application Available NOW!

NAMTA Art Advocacy Grants are for any program that promotes and fosters the visual and creative arts in one of the following categories.

  • Public Art - “The arts enhance property values. The arts make neighborhoods attractive places to live, work and play. The arts help to revitalize blighted areas and strengthen both commercial and residential housing markets.“

  • Art Education - “Excellent visual art teaching helps learners navigate through our visual world using two qualitative and interlinked experiential processes: creative expression and critical response.”

  • The Military - “Art Therapy shows promise as a means of treating hard-to-treat symptoms of combat-related PTSD, such as avoidance and emotional numbing, while also addressing the underlying psychological situation that gives rise to these symptoms.”

  • Health and Healing - “Arts in health and healing is the integration of any art form to a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes and has been proven to benefit patients, their families, and their caregivers.”

All grant applications are reviewed and selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Funds available

  2. Number of requested grants

  3. Feasibility of any project proposed

  4. Impact of the proposed project in the category in which it supports.

Grant applications must be received or postmarked by July 31 in order to be considered.

Recipients will be announced on October 1.

Two ways to apply:

20200 Zion Avenue
Cornelius, NC 28031

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