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Here's a collection of exclusive video interviews with some of your favorite NEA Big Read authors.
The NEA will release a report on September 19 called Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists . The report--developed with the Center for Cultural Innovation--looks broadly at the impact on artist careers of phenomenon such as the ever-increasing demands of technology,...
Here's a photo album to take a look back at National Book Festival in years past
Like many actors, Cassie Beck knew at a young age that she wanted to perform. Her journey began with competitive Irish step dancing. Then, she went on to act competitively throughout the South. Dr amatic acting, however, wasn't her primary passion; that spot was reserved for musical theater. One...
The NEA’s Research: Art Works grants program supports research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts for individuals and communities. The application deadline for the 2017 grant round is October 11, 2016 . Last month, we released the 2017 application guidelines for the program...
While Katherine E. Young currently serves as the Poet Laureate for Arlington, Virginia, her first serious study of poetry was not in English, but in Russian. As Young explained when we spoke on the phone, her university training in the 1980s and 90s in Russian and international affairs led her to...
Some of the most exciting creative work taking place in the country is not seen on stages, in concert halls, or museums. It is happening in city administrative offices, in departments of long-range planning, community relations, transportation, and others. There, artists are using their expertise...
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