The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis "will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on May 1, 2014, or any time thereafter."

A total of 25 awards are expected. There is a cost sharing or matching requirement.