National Endowment for the Arts Statement Regarding Recent Shootings in Atlanta

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The National Endowment for the Arts is profoundly saddened by the shooting of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian women. We mourn the victims and hold their families and friends close in our hearts.
We stand with the Asian American community, which has faced a recent rise in hate crimes and violence. Asian Americans have been central to our nation's artistic and cultural legacy. As we grieve with the community, we recognize their contributions and lift up their voices.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more.


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