Local Arts Agencies

Local Arts Agencies

Organizations referred to as arts councils, departments of cultural affairs, or arts commissions make up the field of local arts agencies (LAAs). LAAs can be private, nonprofit entities; others are public municipal, county, or regional agencies that operate in cooperation with mayors and city managers. The LAA field also includes statewide assemblies and cultural service organizations that work specifically with local arts agencies in the coordination of cultural leadership.


Local Arts Agencies & Challenge America Director

Michael Killoren serves as the director for Local Arts Agencies and Challenge America Fast-Track at the National Endowment for the...


Dinah Walls
Locals/Challenge America Specialist, wallsd@arts.gov

Recent Grants

An online grant search is available to find information on NEA grants from 2000 to the present.


Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts


The 2014 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Arts...
This report presents results from an initial analysis of the 2012 SPPA. It contains statistics with demographic insights about U.S. adults' participation across five modes of art activity: attending; reading...