"The practice of art and the study of the humanities require constant dedication and devotion. While no government can call a great artist or scholar into existence, it is necessary and appropriate for the Federal Government to help create and sustain not only a climate encouraging freedom of thought, imagination, and inquiry but also the material conditions facilitating the release of this creative talent." 
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965



MICA has been the recipient of many National Endowment for the Arts awards on behalf of our dedicated and talented faculty and staff. These awards have supported projects that have included artist residencies, academic research, and youth and community programming. 

Examples of past projects receiving NEA support:
Astro-Animation Research
MICA Maker-in-Residence @ Open Works
Making Cinema Matter in Baltimore
Globe Collection and Press, Printers Camp
Terracotta Colab;
CRCNT:  Creative Residency in Ceramics and New Technologies