National Council on the Arts Public Meeting, Friday, June 30, 2017

Guest presenters representing organizations from New Jersey, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Washington, DC, demonstrate how the arts impact their communities
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Washington, DC—The summer meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, June 30, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 am ET in Conference Rooms A & B at the Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations about how the arts enhance individual well-being, build healthy communities, and develop young peoples’ potential. In addition, the meeting will be live webcast. To register for the webcast, please go to the NEA website. An archived version will be available at a few days following the meeting.

The meeting agenda is:

9:00-9:30 am Opening Business

Jane Chu, Chairman

Voting on Recommendations for Funding and Rejection & Guidelines

  • Carol Walton, Senior Advisor for Programs & Partnerships
  • Jillian Miller, Director of Guidelines and Panel Operations

Updates from the Chairman

9:30-10:00 am  Presentation on TimeSlips Creative Storytelling

Anne Basting, Founder & President of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling

10:00-10:30 am  Presentation on The Matheny School and Hospital

Dr. Kenneth Robey, Director of Research Institute in Developmental Disabilities at The Matheny School

10:30-11:00 am  Presentation on Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Jen Cole, Executive Director of Metro Nashville Arts Commission

11:00-11:30 am  Presentation and Performance by Young Playwrights’ Theater

Frank Cervarich, Deputy Director of Young Playwrights’ Theater

Jared Shamberger, Program Manager of Young Playwrights’ Theater

Nakia Greene, Student

11:30 am  Concluding Remarks/Voting Results

Jane Chu, Chairman

About the National Council on the Arts

The National Council on the Arts is convened three times per year to vote on funding recommendations for grants and rejections; to advise the chairman on application guidelines, the budget, and policy and planning directions; and to recommend to the President nominees for the National Medal of Arts. Including the chairperson there are 18 members of the National Council on the Arts: Bruce Carter, Ph.D., Aaron Dworkin, Lee Greenwood, Deepa Gupta, Paul Hodes, Maria Rosario Jackson, Ph.D., Emil J. Kang, Charlotte Kessler, María López De León, Rick Lowe, David "Mas" Masumoto, Barbara Ernst Prey, Ranee Ramaswamy, Diane Rodriguez, Tom Rothman, and Olga Viso. Ex-officio members of Congress are Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH).


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