CHALLENGE AMERICA: Application Instructions

These are expired guidelines, available for information purposes only. The application deadlines and process have changed. The new guidelines will be available in January. See here for more information.

A complete application consists of:            

Step 1: Fill out the Application for Federal Domestic Assistance/Short Organizational Form (SF-424)

NOTE: All asterisked (*) items and yellow fields on this form are required and must be completed before you will be able to submit the form. Do not type in all capital letters when completing the form. Enter information directly into the form. Do not copy from an old application package or another document and paste into the form.

1. Name of Federal Agency: Pre-populated.

2. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: Pre-populated.

3. Date Received: This will be filled automatically with the date that you submit your application; leave blank.

4. Funding Opportunity Number: Pre-populated.

5. Applicant Information:
a. Legal Name: The name provided here must be the applicant's legal name as it appears in the current IRS 501(c)(3) status letter or in the official document that identifies the organization as a unit of state or local government, or as a federally recognized tribal community or tribe. (Do not use your organization's popular name, if different.)

If you are a parent organization that is applying on behalf of an eligible component, do not list the name of the component here. You will be asked for that information later.

b. Address:
Use Street 1 for your street address or post office box number, whichever is used for your U.S. Postal Service mailing address. Street 2 is not a required field and should be used only when a Suite or Room Number or other similar information is a necessary part of your address. Do not use Street 2 to give a second address for your organization.

In the Zip/Postal Code box, organizations in the United States should enter the full 9-digit zip code that was assigned by the U.S. Postal Service. If you do not know your full zip code, you may look it up at www.usps.com/zip4/

d. Type of Applicant: Select the item that best characterizes your organization from the menu in the first drop down box. Additional choices are optional.

e. Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number (EIN/TIN): Enter the 9-digit number that was assigned by the Internal Revenue Service; do not use a Social Security Number.

f. Organizational DUNS: All organizational applicants for federal funds must have a DUNS number, which is recognized as the universal standard for identifying organizations worldwide. The number that you enter here must agree with the number (either 9 or 13 digits) that you used with the SAM (System for Award Management) as part of the Grants.gov registration. Otherwise, your application will not be validated by Grants.gov and will be rejected.

g. Congressional District: Enter the number of the Congressional District where the applicant organization is located. Use the following format: 2 character State Abbreviation-3 character District Number. For example, if your organization is located in the 5th Congressional District of California, enter "CA-005." If your state has a single At-Large Representative or your territory has a single Delegate, enter your 2 character state/territory abbreviation and "-000." If you need help determining your district, go to www.house.gov and use the "Find Your Representative" tool.

6. Project Information:

a. Project Title: Provide a brief descriptive title for your proposed project.

b. Project Description: In two or three brief sentences, clearly describe your specific project, not your organization. Begin the first sentence with "To support" and include the name of the project. Follow this with up to two more sentences that describe the type of project, the target population that will be served, and where the project will take place. For examples, see Recent Grants.

Please note:

This field on the form has a character limit of 1,000. Even if you have less than 1,000 characters, Grants.gov may translate special characters (e.g., apostrophes) in a way that will cause your application to be rejected. This can happen if you copy from an old application package or another document and paste into the form.  We strongly encourage you to write a succinct project description and double check the number of characters.

c. Proposed Project Start Date/End Date: Enter the beginning and ending dates for your requested period of support, i.e., the span of time necessary to plan, execute, and close out your proposed project. The start date should be the first day of the month, and the end date should be the last day of the month. The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on January 1, 2014, or any time thereafter. While a period of support of up to two years is allowed, we anticipate that most Challenge America Fast-Track projects -- including planning and closeout time -- will be substantially shorter.

7. Project Director:
Provide the requested information for the Project Director. Select a Prefix (e.g., Ms., Mr.) even though this is not a required field.

Provide contact information, including an e-mail address, that will be valid through the announcement date for your category.

8. Primary Contact/Grant Administrator:

Provide the requested information for the individual who should be contacted on all matters involving this application and the administration of any grant that may be awarded. The Primary Contact/Grant Administrator identified here will be the person who will receive information for accessing NEA-GO to upload your electronic work samples. For colleges and universities, this person is often a Sponsored Research, Sponsored Programs, or Contracts and Grants Officer. Select a Prefix even though this is not a required field. For the Telephone number field, use the following format: 000-000-0000.

In some organizations, particularly smaller ones, this individual may be the same as the Project Director. If this is the case, you may check the "Same as Project Director" box and not repeat information that you have already provided in Item 7. (If the Primary Contact/Grant Administrator is the same as the Authorizing Official, please complete all items under both 8 and 9 even though there will be some repetition.)

9. Authorized Representative:

Enter the requested information for the AOR (Authorized Organization Representative) who will be submitting this application to Grants.gov. Select a Prefix even though this is not a required field. The AOR must have the legal authority to obligate your organization. By clicking the "I Agree" box at the top of Item 9, this individual will be certifying compliance with relevant federal requirements on your organization's behalf. (These requirements can be found in the "Assurance of Compliance" section of these guidelines.) The "Signature of Authorized Representative" and "Date Signed" boxes will be populated by Grants.gov upon submission of the application.

Step 2: Fill out the Project/Performance Site Location(s) Form

NOTE: All asterisked (*) items and yellow fields on this form are required and must be completed before you will be able to submit the form. Do not type in all capital letters when completing the form. Enter information directly into the form. Do not copy from an old application package or another document and paste into the form.

This form collects information about the primary site, as well as additional sites, where project activity will take place. In most -- but not all -- cases, the primary site will be the address of the applicant organization. If a portion of the project will be performed at any other site(s), identify the site location(s) in the additional block(s) provided. Use up to 29 additional blocks as required (one for each site). Your responses will not be a factor in the review of your application.

For the Organization Name:

Enter the name of the organization where the activity will take place. This may be the applicant organization or another organization. The remaining fields in a block (e.g., DUNS number) are associated with the organization where the activity will take place.

For the Project/Performance Site Congressional District:

Use the following format: 2 character State Abbreviation-3 character District Number. For example, if the organization is located in the 5th Congressional District of California, enter "CA-005." If the project directly impacts all districts in a state, enter "all" for the district number. For example: "MD-all" for all Congressional districts in Maryland. If nationwide (all districts in all states), enter "US-all." If the state has a single At-Large Representative or the territory has a single Delegate, enter your 2 character state/territory abbreviation and "-000." If the project is outside the U.S., enter "00-000." If you need help determining a district, go to www.house.gov and use the "Find Your Representative" tool.

Step 3: Fill out the NEA Organization & Project Profile Form

NOTE: All asterisked (*) items and yellow fields on this form are required and must be completed before you will be able to submit the form. Do not type in all capital letters when completing the form. Enter information directly into the form. Do not copy from an old application package or another document and paste into the form.

See the instructions below for the following items (other instructions are provided on the form itself).

Part 1. Applicant

For this application, the applicant is serving as: If you are a parent organization that is applying on behalf of an eligible separate component, choose the "Parent of a Component" box from the drop-down menu and enter the name of the component in the space provided. Otherwise, choose "Not Applicable." Refer to "Application Limits" for definitions.

Part 2. Project

Project Field/Discipline: Choose the one discipline that is most relevant to your project. This selection will aid the Arts Endowment's application review. If you have questions, contact the Challenge America staff.

  • Artist Communities
  • Dance (including dance presentation)
  • Design (including architecture, communications and graphic design, fashion design, industrial and product design, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, universal design, rural design, and urban design)
  • Folk & Traditional Arts (including folk & traditional arts projects in any art form)
  • Literature
  • Local Arts Agencies (including projects in any discipline that are submitted by a local arts agency or LAA. Local arts agencies generally are referred to as arts councils, departments of cultural affairs, or arts commissions. LAAs can be private entities or public municipal, county, or regional agencies that operate in cooperation with mayors and city managers. Local arts agencies generally make grant awards directly to both artists and arts organizations, present programming to the public, manage cultural facilities, provide services to artists and arts organizations, and facilitate community cultural planning. Statewide assemblies and cultural service organizations that work specifically with local arts agencies also are eligible, but only for projects that will predominantly serve local arts agencies.)
  • Media Arts
  • Museums (including projects in any discipline that are submitted by a museum)
  • Music (including music presentation)
  • Opera (including opera presentation)
  • Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works (projects that involve multiple arts disciplines including multidisciplinary arts presenting and other types of multidisciplinary activities)
  • Theater & Musical Theater (including theater and musical theater presentation)
  • Visual Arts

Choose your field/discipline carefully. In limited cases, Arts Endowment staff may transfer an application to a field/discipline other than the one that was selected by the applicant to ensure appropriate panel review.

Category: Choose the Challenge America Fast-Track project type that is relevant.

Intended Outcome: If you choose the guest artist, public art, or unified promotion project types, select “F: Engagement: Americans Throughout the Nation Experience Art” as your primary outcome. If you choose the design activities project type, select “H: Livability: American Communities are Strengthened Through the Arts” as your primary outcome.

You may also select a secondary outcome if a significant portion of your project is aligned with a second NEA outcome. Please ensure that your selection(s) match your narrative (Attachment 2) for the question about Outcome(s) and Measurements.

Project Budget Summary: The dollar amounts entered in these fields must agree with the corresponding dollar amounts on your Project Budget Form (Attachment 4).

Step 4: Complete and Attach Required Items to the Attachments Form

The "Attachments Form" is not a form in the conventional sense. Rather, it is a place to attach documents that you have completed and saved elsewhere on your computer.

Several important points:

  1. Attachment 4 is a fillable form; you will find a link to it. This form can be filled in, saved to your computer, and attached without the need for special software or conversion to PDF.Please be sure you are using Adobe Reader (version 9 or higher) when filling out our PDF forms.Note to Mac users: Your computer may be set to open PDF files using Preview (you can tell which program is being used to view a PDF file by looking at the left-most item in the menu bar). Please verify that you are using Adobe Reader and not Preview.  If you don’t have Adobe Reader installed, you can download it here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

  2. All other attachments are documents (e.g., narratives, lists) that you will develop in accordance with the instructions provided. These items must be submitted as PDF (portable document format) files.These non-form documents can be created using any word processing software. When you have completed the document, save it to your computer and convert it to PDF before attaching. If you don't already have software to convert files to PDF, there are many low-cost and free software packages that can do this. To learn more, go to PDF Conversion Programs.

    Please make sure to convert your documents into PDF format in line with the guidance above. Do not create PDFs of your electronic documents by scanning. In the past, some applicants have printed their electronic documents and then scanned them, saving the scan in PDF format. PDFs created this way are much larger, and of lower quality, than PDFs created by the methods we recommend. Do not embed non-printable media files (video and/or sound) in your PDF documents. Please do not enable any document security settings or password-protect any PDF file you submit to us.No attachment should be more than 2 MB.

  3. For non-form documents, label pages clearly with the name of the item (e.g., Organizational Background) and your organization's legal name. Leave a margin of at least one inch at the top, bottom, and sides of all pages. Do not reduce type below 12 point font size. Do not type in all capital letters. Within each attachment, number pages sequentially; place numbers on the bottom right hand corner of each page. Excess pages will be removed and not be reviewed.

  4. Name your files as indicated below and attach them in the proper order. Limit file names to 50 or fewer characters and use only the following characters when naming your attachments: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, underscore (_), hyphen (-), space, and period. If you do not follow this rule, your application may be rejected. Please note that you cannot change the name of a file on the Attachments Form. Therefore make certain that each file is named correctly before you attach it.

When you open the Grants.gov Attachments Form, you will find 15 attachment buttons. By clicking on a button, you will be able to choose the PDF file from your computer that you wish to attach. Please attach the proper file to the proper button as listed below.

The Attachments

ATTACHMENT 1: ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND STATEMENT (One-page limit)

To this button, attach a one-page Organizational Background statement. The file name should indicate the name of your organization or a recognizable acronym followed by "OrgBackground.pdf." Submit no more than one page. Excess pages will be removed and not be reviewed.

This statement should cover the points below; use the following headings and letters to organize your response. If you are a parent organization that is applying on behalf of a component, this information should refer to the component.

  • Date organization was incorporated. If not applicable, omit.

  • Mission/purpose of your organization: Briefly summarize the mission and purpose of your organization. For organizations whose work extends beyond the cultural sphere (e.g., universities, human service agencies), summarize your mission as it pertains to your public cultural programs or services.

  • Organization overview: Address the following:

    1. An overview of your organization's activities.

    2. Some specific examples of previous activities that demonstrate your organization's ability to carry out the project for which you are requesting support.

    3. The size and general demographics (e.g., ethnicity, income, age) of the community/region/audience that you serve. If you are a membership organization, indicate the number of individuals or organizations that you serve.

    4. A description of any special efforts that your organization is making to reach a broad segment of the community.

ATTACHMENT 2: DETAILS OF THE PROJECT NARRATIVE (Two-page limit)

To this button, attach your Details of the Project narrative. The file name should indicate the name of your organization or a recognizable acronym followed by "DetailsofProject.pdf."

Your narrative may be up to two pages. Organize your response a), b), c), etc., and use the boldfaced language below as headings for each item. For example, "a) Major project activities. The ABC Performing Arts Center plans to..."

The information that you provide will be reviewed in accordance with the "Review Criteria" for the Challenge America Fast-Track category. Your narrative should address each of these "Review Criteria" and include information on the following, as relevant to your project. Ensure that your descriptions are consistent with the information that you provide on the NEA Organization & Project Profile form.

  1. Major project activities. Be as specific as possible about the activities that will take place during the project period. Include information on the location(s) of the proposed activity and any special resources that will be used. If relevant, discuss any partners participating in the project.

  2. Describe how the project will benefit underserved populations that have limited access to the arts due to geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Include any major challenges that the community currently faces. How will the target population or community be included in the planning for and implementation of the project? If relevant, have you worked with this target population or community in the past?

  3. Outcome(s) and Measurements. Select one of the two outcomes below as most relevant to your project. Discuss how your project directly addresses this primary outcome.

    • Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.
    • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts. If you identify the Livability outcome, include, as relevant, information on project strategies; the target community; community sector involvement; anticipated long-term impact; and/or expected arts- or design-focused changes in policies, laws, and/or regulations.

    You may also address a secondary NEA outcome (Creation, Engagement, Learning, or Livability) and/or any additional outcomes of your own that you have established for the project. Ensure that the outcome(s) you address here is the one you select on the NEA Organization & Project Profile form.

    Detail the performance measurements that you will use to provide evidence that the primary NEA outcome was achieved. Refer to the Challenge America Fast-Track category description for information on the evidence that is required for each outcome.

  4. Schedule of key project planning and implementation dates. If you include activities that occur before the earliest allowable project start date, make sure you note that those activities and costs are not included in the project request on the Project Budget form.

  5. Describe the process and criteria for the selection of artists, participating organizations, consultants, resource staff, or other personnel. If your project is to present a guest artist, indicate if the artist has a past working relationship with your organization.

ATTACHMENT 3: BIOGRAPHIES OF KEY PROJECT PERSONNEL(Two-page limit)

To this button, attach brief, current biographies of key project personnel. The file name should indicate the name of your organization or a recognizable acronym followed by "Bios.pdf." Submit no more than two pages; group several bios on each page. Excess pages will be removed and not be reviewed.

Describe the qualifications of the artists (including ensembles, designers, technicians, consultants, or others) and other essential staff who will carry out the project. Provide information that will help reviewers assess the artistic or technical expertise that is available to implement the project. Briefly note any awards or recognition that participating artists may have received. Full resumes will not be accepted.

ATTACHMENT 4: PROJECT BUDGET FORM, PAGES 1 and 2 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD [ CAFT-Budget-RE.pdf] [INSTRUCTIONS]

To this button, attach the Project Budget form, Pages 1 and 2. The file name should indicate the name of your organization or a recognizable acronym followed by "ProjectBudget.pdf."

ATTACHMENT 5: PROGRAMMATIC ACTIVITIES (Three-page limit)

To this button, attach a representative list of your Programmatic Activities for the past three seasons. The file name should indicate the name of your organization or a recognizable acronym followed by "ProgActivities.pdf." Submit no more than three pages. Excess pages will be removed and not be reviewed.

Submit a selective representative list, in chronological order, of your organization's programming or activities for the following years: 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. For organizations that schedule activities according to a single calendar year, use programming for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

This list should demonstrate eligibility (i.e., your organization's three-year history of programming) and the artistic excellence and merit of your organization. Where available, include arts or cultural programming that has a relationship to the project for which you are requesting support (e.g., show examples of previous festival programming if your project is for a festival). For most applicants, this list should show selected artists/projects/exhibitions/works that your organization has or will have presented/produced/exhibited/performed. Use the bullets below as a guide to possible column headings for your list; adjust them as appropriate for your organization.

  • Year: 2010-11, 2011-12, or 2012-13. For organizations that schedule activities according to a single calendar year, use 2010, 2011, or 2012.
  • The titles of the arts event, program, or project.
  • Key Artist(s)/Personnel. Include the project head and key artists (including guest artists) involved.
  • The location of the activity.
  • Dates of the activity and the number of performances/events/exhibitions.
  • Attendance and, where available, percent of capacity figures.
  • Fees paid to artists/companies. (Use average or aggregate fees where appropriate.)

Example:
A performing arts group might fill out its representative list as
follows:

Year Activity/ Project Head Key
Artist(s)
Location Dates/#
of perfs.
Attendance/
% Capacity
Fees
2011-12 Festival A/Festival Director John Smith, Jane Doe Civic Theater Jan 27-31, 2012/
6 perfs.
850/71% $$
2012-13 Performance B/Director Richard Jones,
Robert Hall
Civic Theater April 17-21, 2013/7 perfs. 1,050/88% $$

ATTACHMENT 6: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT AND/OR THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT COMPLIANCE

For projects that may be impacted by the National Environmental Policy Act and/or the National Historic Preservation Act (e.g., an arts festival in a park, the commissioning and installation of an outdoor sculpture, or certain types of Livability projects), to this button attach documentation that the project is in compliance. The Arts Endowment may conduct a review of your organization to ensure that it is in compliance. Please see the "Assurance of Compliance" for more information.

Leave all remaining Attachment buttons blank.

Step 5: Submit Items in Steps 1-4 above electronically through Grants.gov

Follow the detailed instructions under "Submit your electronic application" above.

Step 6: Prepare and submit work samples electronically

Please see the archive of the NEA/WESTAF joint training webinar for applicants on using the NEA-GO system to upload work samples electronically.

In addition to the material that you submit through Grants.gov, you must submit work samples as detailed below. Your application package will not be considered complete without these items. Do not submit work samples through Grants.gov.

Electronic Submission of Work Samples

You will upload your work samples electronically. This will eliminate the need for you to mail work samples to the NEA after completing the Grants.gov application process.

To upload work samples, you will use the NEA GrantsOnline™ System (NEA-GO), which is being administered for the NEA by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). This will proceed as follows:

  1. You will complete the Grants.gov application process as detailed through Step 5 of the instructions above.

  2. On June 11, 2013, WESTAF will e-mail the Primary Contact/Grant Administrator identified on your Grants.gov application with the login information (URL, User name, and Password) for accessing NEA-GO. If your organization has submitted more than one application (e.g., one on its own behalf and one as the parent of a component), you will receive a separate e-mail, with separate login information, for each application.You will have until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 17, 2013, to upload, preview/check, and submit your work samples electronically.To ensure that you receive WESTAF's login information promptly, we recommend that you add the following e-mail address to your list of safe senders: noreply@culturegrants.org.

  3. You will access NEA-GO for detailed instructions and to upload your work samples.The NEA-GO system is optimized for use with the following web browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. Internet Explorer will also work, but you must have at least version IE 8.

NEA staff will be available to answer any questions that you have.

You should prepare your work samples well in advance of the deadline and have them fully ready to upload once NEA-GO becomes available to you. Well-edited work samples are preferred.

Work Sample Preparation

Work samples should demonstrate the artistic excellence and artistic merit of your project.

Wherever possible, this should be a sample of work by the primary artist(s) for the project. For projects that involve guest artists, you must submit an example of work by the proposed artist(s). For projects that focus on unified promotion, the work sample should reflect the work of the individual(s) responsible for the development/design or the quality of the resources, as appropriate.

  • For performing arts projects, audio or video samples.
  • For media projects, audio or video samples.
  • For design/museum/visual arts projects, up to 15 digital images.
  • For literary projects, up to 15 pages.
  • For multidisciplinary projects, submit samples in at least two art forms.

Acceptable Formats

You will be able to upload samples in the formats described below. There is a limit of 250 MB for all of your work samples combined.

Audio Samples

Submit no more than five selections; each selection should not exceed three minutes. You will upload each selection in a separate file. Each file has a size limit of 5 MB. Acceptable file types are mp3, wma, wav, aac, mid, midi, mpa, and ra.

Digital images

Submit up to 15 images. You may either combine all of your images into a single PDF file or upload each image in a separate file. Image size should be consistent; 1024 x 768 pixels is suggested. Each image/file has a size limit of 5 MB. Acceptable file types are jpeg, gif, bmp, png, and tif.

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u>Video Samples

Submit no more than five selections; each selection should not exceed three minutes.

You may submit a link to a video sample, or upload a video sample directly to NEA-GO.

If you submit a link:

Submit a PDF with a link to the website. If you are including more than one website, submit no more than five and list them all on a single PDF. For each site, list the URLs for pages to be shown; include any necessary information on required plug-ins, passwords, or navigation paths

If you upload directly to NEA-GO:

Acceptable file types are avi, flv, mov, mp4, mpeg, rm, and wmv. Your video sample must be in one of these acceptable file types. File types such as VIDEO_TS.BUP, VIDEO_TS.IFO, and VIDEO_TS.VOB will not work.

In order to be uploaded, videos must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Resolution: At least 480 x 360
  • Frames per second (fps): At least 12

You can often check the resolution of a video as follows. In Windows environments, find the file on your computer, right click it, and select "Properties."  On a Mac, hold the Control key, and click on the file name. Select "Get Info" and the information should display. Most videos are a standard 29 frames per second.  

While the above requirements are the minimum, submitting your video in the mp4 (H.264) format at 640 x 480 with mp3 audio will allow for efficient uploading while showing your clips to best advantage. There is a file size limit of 250 MB. (Note, however, that there is a limit of 250 MB for all of your work samples combined so choose your video samples carefully.)

If your video doesn't meet the minimum resolution requirements above, there are a number of software programs you can use to convert your video, such as the free MPEG Streamclip; DV Kitchen for Mac, which has a free trial; and www.mediaconverter.org, which allows for five free conversions.

If you are submitting more than one video sample, you will upload each individually, in a separate file.

Websites

Do not submit your organization's general website. Only submit a website that is an essential part of the project.

Submit a PDF with a link to the website. If you are including more than one website, submit no more than five and list them all on a single PDF. For each site, list the URLs for pages to be shown; include any necessary information on required plug-ins, passwords, or navigation paths.

NOTE: If you provide links to works samples -- audio samples, digital images, video samples, or documents – the same limits on work samples uploaded directly to NEA-GO apply to those provided via links:

  • Audio samples: No more than five selections; each selection should not exceed three minutes.
  • Digital images: Up to 15 images.
  • Video samples: No more than five selections; each selection should not exceed three minutes.
  • Documents: Up to 15 pages each

Documents (Literary samples, publications, periodicals, catalogues, architectural schematics, marketing materials)

Submit a very limited sample that is directly related to the proposed project. Upload each document individually, in a separate file. Each file has a size limit of 5 MB and 15 pages. All documents should be submitted as PDF files.

If you have to scan material, please follow the guidance below:

  • Scan images at a resolution of 300 dpi. Resolutions over 300 dpi will result in unnecessarily large files.
  • Experiment with the JPEG quality settings. Saving the document as a "medium quality" or "low quality" JPEG will reduce the file size, and is not likely to reduce readability.
  • When you have scanned the images, combine them into a single PDF file. Submit a single file for each document; do not submit a separate file for each scanned page.

Work Sample Information

For each work sample that you upload electronically, you will find a descriptive field into which you will enter the following information, as appropriate:

Title box:

  • The title of the work or organization represented by the work sample. Title each work sample with a unique name. This title must not contain an apostrophe.

Description box:

  • Company/Artist.
  • Title of work/image/activity (if different from first bullet).
  • Date work created/performed.
  • Brief description including how the work sample relates to proposed project.
  • For images of visual artworks, the medium and dimensions of the work.
  • For audio and video samples, length of the sample.
  • If appropriate, include cueing instructions

[Applicants submitting multiple websites or multiple images on a PDF should include the relevant information from above with each website or image in the PDF. The descriptive field for the file should provide a brief overview of the group of images or websites as a whole.]

For previous applicants: There is no longer a separate Work Sample Index.