The National Endowment for the Arts has funded 145,000 grants since its inception in 1965. In total, the NEA has given around $5 billion to support the arts in America. The arts have important cultural and economic impacts on our society, as demonstrated in a recent report by the SMU National Center for Arts Research. In fact, in 2015 U.S. non-profit arts and cultural organizations spent $31.7 billion and employed over 900,000 people. Without a doubt, NEA has played an instrumental role in funding these organizations.
If you are wondering who exactly the NEA grants have supported, our interactive map below shows organizations NEA's grants have gone to and the projects they have supported in 2016. To use the map, zoom in and click on the red dots for more details.
Data collected from NEA's Grant Source