NEA

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.

NEA Arts Magazine

Cover of NEA Arts No 4 2017
“Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” When Mickey Rooney rallied his gang to show biz in the 1939 film Babes in Arms , he and his friends embarked upon...

50th HIGHLIGHTS

United States of Arts
People from across the country share their stories about how the arts are important to them.

Milestones
Videos highlighting some of the important artists and organizations that the NEA has supported over the years, and the impact they have made on U.S. culture.

NEA Timeline
Highlights from the history of the NEA.

Partnerships

The NEA works with more than 20 other federal agencies, state and local governments, state and regional arts agencies, and private nonprofits on projects that provide opportunities for Americans to experience quality arts programming throughout the country.