Row of staff at a hearing.


Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts. By advancing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, the NEA fosters and sustains an environment in which the arts benefit everyone in the United States.

Telling our Story

Podcasts, videos, blog posts, and magazine articles highlight rich diversity of artists and organization we've supported and featured.