2015 NEA Jazz Masters Announcement and Awards Ceremony & Concert


“The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on or after June 1, 2014.” The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Awards represent the highest honor that our nation bestows upon jazz musicians. Each year, a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz are recognized. Awards are based on nominations from the public including the jazz community. In 2015, the Arts Endowment anticipates honoring up to three jazz musicians as well as one individual who is designated as a jazz advocate. The Arts Endowment plans to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with an organization to coordinate the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Announcement, Awards Ceremony & Concert, and related activities as detailed below. The 2015 Awards Ceremony & Concert will take place during the month of April, to coincide with Jazz Appreciation Month. While applicants may propose a location in any U.S. city, preference will be given to proposals that select a venue in Washington, DC, to host these events. The Arts Endowment may enter into subsequent Cooperative Agreements with the recipient of this Cooperative Agreement. Any such future Cooperative Agreements, however, would be subject to agency priorities, the availability of funds, Cooperator performance, and the agency’s regular review process.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/01/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office: National Endowment for the Arts
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. To be eligible, the applicant organization must: • Meet the Arts Endowment's "Legal Requirements" at the time of application. • Have at least three years of experience in performing arts presenting and producing prior to the application deadline. • Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received. An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation. You may apply to other Arts Endowment funding opportunities, including Art Works and Our Town, in addition to the Jazz Masters Announcement and Awards Ceremony & Concert program solicitation. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
“The Grants.gov system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 2, 2014.”
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NEA Web Manager
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $245,000.00 to $245,000.00


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