Through grants and peer learning opportunities, ArtsHERE invests in organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming, with the goal of increasing arts participation for underserved groups/communities, and sharing insights that may inform similar funding programs in the future.

Who Is ArtsHERE For?

ArtsHERE invests in organizations that have

  • Demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming
  • Undertaken consistent engagement with underserved groups/communities.

Applications are welcome from organizations that are diverse in terms of geography, scale of operations, and focus of arts programming; as well as organizations that work at the intersection of the arts and other domains, such as community development, health/well-being, climate/environment, or economic development.

ArtsHERE Webinar

ArtsHERE is hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 30 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET. Sign up at the link:

Mid Atlantic Arts ArtsHERE Office Hours

Do you have questions about the ArtsHERE application or the grant portal, GoSmart? Prospective applicants in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, PR, USVI, VA, or WV can register for virtual office hours for one-on-one help in December 2023 and January 2024.

Mondays from 8:30-11 a.m. ET

Register here:

Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. ET

Register here:


ArtsHERE is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with South Arts and in collaboration with the other five U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. Wallace Foundation is supporting a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Regional Arts Organizations by providing matching funds to support ArtsHERE.

Color horizontal logo lockup of four logos. ArtsHERE, the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, and the US Regional Arts Organizations.


Opportunity & Support Type
Target Candidate
501 (c) 3, Organizations, Federally-recognized Indian tribal government
Regional Requirement
U.S. and Territories
Questions or need guidance?
Leeann Wallett
Program Director, Creativity in Community
Funding provided by:
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