The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

Initiatives & Partnerships

The NEA works with other federal agencies, state and local governments, state and regional arts agencies, and private nonprofits on national initiatives. Below are some featured initiatives.

American Artscape

Cover of American Artscape No 2 2020
In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the National Endowment for the Arts is celebrating the many ways the arts have empowered and elevated women, as well as the...


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2020 National Heritage Fellow and founder and executive director of Radio Bilingüe