- How and when is the cash award money received?
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the exhibit opening, a check is issued by The National Arts Program Foundation, made payable to the participating venue, and mailed to the coordinator.
- Is there a minimum length required for the exhibit?
Yes. The minimum length for an exhibit is two weeks and an opening reception or awards ceremony of some kind must be held. Most venues have a duration of between 2 weeks and 2 months.
- When must the exhibit take place?
The exhibit schedule is up to the participating venue. It is an annual event that can take place any time during the year.
- Does the NAP Foundation require a certain number of entries or participants?
Yes. The minimum target audience is 3500 employees and their immediate family members; the minimum acceptable range of participants is 100 artists, submitting 100 or more entries.
- How should the exhibit be promoted to participants?
Through your regular employee communication vehicles, for example internal communications, newsletters, posters, emails, brochures, press releases and websites. Printed registration forms can be distributed with paychecks or by departments.
- Can the exhibit be combined with another event?
- How many judges should there be?
This is dependent on the number of entries, and ultimately up to the venue. Most venues have at least 3 judges (an odd number is best to eliminate ties).
- Can participants offer their artwork for sale during the exhibit?
Yes. Participants may also offer their artwork for sale by posting it in the online Artist Gallery on our website. The NAP does not get involved in the transaction between the artist and the buyer. Click here to view the 'Artist Gallery'.
- Can one entry win two awards, such as 1st Place Intermediate and Best of Show?
- Can the same participant with two entries win more than one award (for example, 1st and 2nd Place) in their classification?
Yes. Since entries are judged anonymously, it is possible for judges to select more than one entry by an artist for an award.
- If we decide to adopt the Program, what is our next step?
It's quite simple: contact the foundation either via mail, email, or our 'Join the Program Form' and announce your intention to participate in the NAP. The Foundation will respond with a welcome kit that will be mailed and the planning process will begin.
- Why are you doing this?
Refer to the Founder's Statement on our web site.