What We Fund

NAC funding priorities are listed below in no particular order. 

What We Fund

  • Arts projects or programs of the highest artistic excellence and merit
  • Arts projects or programs that reflect creativity and innovation
  • Arts projects or programs that provide opportunities for artists and arts organizations
  • Arts projects or programs that support cultural and generational diversity
  • Arts projects or programs that foster access to the arts for underserved communities
  • Arts projects or programs that promote the arts through advocacy, collaboration and education
  • Costs of program accommodations for persons with disabilities
  • Fairs and festivals involving the arts and cultural activities

What We Don’t Fund

  • Artistic fees paid to students, student performers or student instructors
  • Arts projects that exclude the public
  • Capital improvements, new construction or restoration
  • College or university-sponsored projects that exclude the public
  • Events or projects that have already taken place
  • Food, beverages and mileage not related to out-of-town travel
  • General operating expenses for non-arts organizations
  • Permanent supplies and equipment
  • Political activities
  • Prizes, awards or scholarships
  • Projects already receiving NAC funding
  • Projects that are suitable for local support, such as mascots, memorials to a local individual or school productions
  • Projects that offer only academic credit for students
  • Reduction of existing deficits