The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for Media Arts grants, an opportunity that ends August 9.

Any creative discipline is eligible, as demonstrated in the most recent class of grant recipients. Among the 79 projects chosen during fiscal year 2012 are video podcasts, PBS documentaries, interactive performance installations, community websites, and projects related to dance, opera, storytelling, cultural preservation and more.

The Mozilla Foundation, for example received a grant to support the Open(Art) program, which commissions artists and technologists to collaborate in the creation and exhibition of artwork on the web. Another grant went to Games for Change in support of developing, producing and hosting a Facebook game based on the book, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

In addition to works of art or works about art, the NEA said it is also accepting proposals for the preservation, restoration, or archiving of media art works, as well as publications on issues pertinent to the media arts field.

The primary requirement is that applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. It’s important to read all of the other guidelines on the Media Arts: Grants for Arts Project page, however.

Related links:

National Endowment for the Arts – recent grant recipients

National Endowment for the Arts – Media Arts: Grants for Arts Project

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