Arts and Artifacts Indemnity
To provide for indemnification against loss or damage for eligible art works, artifacts, and objects (1) when borrowed from abroad for exhibition in the U.S.; (2) when borrowed from the U.S. for exhibition abroad, preferably when there is an exchange exhibition from a foreign country; (3) when borrowed from the U.S. for exhibition in the U.S. as part of exhibitions from abroad which include foreign-owned objects; and 4) when borrowed from U.S. collections for exhibition in the U.S.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Endowment For The Arts, National Foundation On The Arts and The Humanities
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
G - Insurance
Fiscal Year 2017
It is anticipated that 48 certificates of indemnity will be issued for 34 exhibitions. It is anticipated that 48 certificates of indemnity will be issued for 34 exhibitions.Fiscal Year 2018
Twenty certificates of indemnity were issued for 20 exhibitions.Fiscal Year 2019
It is anticipated that 25 certificates of indemnity will be issued for 25 exhibitions.Fiscal Year 2020
The President has proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. Pending action by the Congress, the agency will continue to accept applications for FY 2020 at its usual deadlines.
Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, Public Law 094-158
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 089-209, 20 U.S.C. 977 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federal, State, and local government entities, and nonprofit agencies and institutions may apply.
Federal, State, and local government entities, and nonprofit agencies and institutions will benefit. Audiences of indemnified exhibitions will also benefit.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Prior to applying, potential applicants are encouraged to consult with the Indemnity Administrator, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. All applicants must consult the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Guidelines available at arts.gov.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must obtain guidelines and application instructions from the National Endowment for the Arts' website at arts.gov, and apply through Grants.gov and the Arts Endowment's Applicant Portal.
The Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities makes final decisions on all awards based on recommendations from consulting panels of professionals in the field.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The length of time between application and notification is dependent on deadline dates and the meetings of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Details can be found in the guidelines and program announcements available at arts.gov.
Requests for extensions and renewals must compete against new applications.
How are proposals selected?
Contact the Indemnity Administrator.
How may assistance be used?
Certificates of Indemnity will be issued for the following items insuring them against loss or damage: (1) works of art, including tapestries, paintings, sculpture, folk art, graphics, and craft arts; (2) manuscripts, rare documents, books, and other printed or published materials; (3) other artifacts or objects; and (4) photographs, motion pictures, or audio and video tape. Items must be of educational, cultural, historical or scientific value; and their exhibition, in the case of international exhibitions, must be certified by the Department of State to be in the national interest.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Final audits may be made at the discretion of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities for up to 3 years after the termination of the indemnity period.
Indemnitees are responsible for complete packing, shipping, security and condition reports on all indemnified items. These should be kept for 90 days beyond the end date of the indemnity period.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time during which Indemnity coverage is in effect varies depending on the schedule of the particular exhibition. This program provides indemnification against loss or damage, not grant support.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506 US
(Insurance) FY 18 FY 17 FY 19 - The figures in this section relate to claim payments, not obligations.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations and guidelines are available on the National Endowment for the Arts' website at arts.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Indemnified exhibitions will be listed at www.arts.gov. Indemnified exhibitions will be listed at www.arts.gov.Fiscal Year 2018
Indemnified exhibitions are listed at arts.gov.Fiscal Year 2019
Indemnified exhibitions will be listed at arts.gov.