National Council on the Arts Public Meeting, March 27, 2024

Meeting Archive

212th Meeting of the National Council on the Arts
Wednesday March 27, 2024
Constitution Center Auditorium
400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20506


Welcome & Roll Call

  • Voting on Recommendations for Funding and Rejection
  • NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson — Opening Remarks

“Meeting the Moment: Building a Healthy Performing Arts Ecosystem.”

  • Panel 1: How did we get here? — moderated by Greg Reiner, NEA Director of Theater & Musical Theater
    • Annie Burridge, General Director & CEO, Austin Opera
    • Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Executive Director, American Repertory Theater
    • Kerry Lee, Co-Artistic Director, Atlanta Chinese Dance Company
    • Laura Penn, Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, labor activist, and member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
  • “Decomposition Instead of Collapse – Dear Theatre, Be Like Soil” by Annalisa Dias, theatre director and playwright
  • Panel 2: Where do we go from here? — moderated by Sara Nash, NEA Director of Dance
    • Christy Bolingbroke, Executive/Artistic Director, National Center for Choreography – Akron
    • Leslie Ishii, Artistic Director, Perseverance Theatre
    • Blake-Anthony Johnson, President & CEO, Chicago Sinfonietta

Reporting of Council Votes

Closing Remarks and Preview of June Council Meeting