National Art Education Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2023 Grants Program

2023 NAEF Grant Proposals


The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) is accepting applications for its annual grants program. As an independent, philanthropic organization, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) supports a wide variety of professional activities, including support for visual art educators to participate in professional development programs; the promotion of visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum; the exploration of new models of visual arts instruction in public and private K-16 schools; the promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, management, or discipline; the purchase of equipment and/or instructional resources; and conducting research in visual arts education. NAEF has supported 365 projects since its inception in 1985. NAEF is a sister organization to the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and provides support for a variety of visual arts education programs for the Association and its members.

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invites applications for the Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants, Mary McMullan Grants, NAEF Research Grants, SHIP Grants, and Teacher Incentive Grants. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,500 depending on the grant category.

The NAEF Grant Program is open to active NAEA members who have been members for at least one year prior to the date of application: October 1, 2021; to state/province associations of NAEA; and to recognized special issues groups of NAEA.

The project year for these grants is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2022.

Click here to download the 2023-2024 NAEF Grant Guidelines