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You may already know that the National Endowment for the Arts supports the 50 state arts agencies, but did you know the agency also supports the work of the arts agencies in U.S. jurisdictions, such as Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, but also the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa? Like...
If you were only to look at statistics, you’d get a grim picture of South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Reservation. The Cheyenne River Sioux have an 88 percent unemployment rate. Nearly 60 percent of children on the reservation live in poverty, and suicide and drug use run high. But as Julie Garreau...
Although Priti Gandhi performed as a full-time opera singer for almost 20 years, performing with companies such as the San Diego Opera, the Royal Opera House, and New York City Opera, there were certain roles for which she was not deemed an appropriate fit. “People looked at me and didn't have the...
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a “hidden gem,” said Valerie Martínez, the center’s director of History and Literature. Located on a beautiful 20-acre campus, the center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture,...
It was a history-making moment: on June 9, 2019, Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to win a Tony Award for her performance in Oklahoma! , a revival that received support from the National Endowment from the Arts. But the stage at Radio City Music Hall, which hosted the Tonys, was not...
Throughout her career as a playwright, Migdalia Cruz has written over 60 plays, musicals, and operas, traveled the world, met the Dalai Lama, and earned prestigious awards such as the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award, the Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award, and two NEA...
De Gloria Estefan a Selena, de Rudolfo Anaya a Julia Alvarez, de Richard Serra a Luis Jiménez y muchos otros, el impacto en el arte y la cultura americanas de los artistas estadounidenses de ascendencia latina es incalculable. Es por esta razón que en 1968, tan solo tres años después de establecer...
In the forthcoming issue of NEA Arts magazine, we take a look at how the National Endowment for the Arts brings the arts to more Americans through special projects and initatives. This issue—Expanding the Reach of the Arts—will spotlight the work the agency does in the area of accessibility, how we...
"Writing allows us to transform what has happened to us and to fight back against what's hurting us. While not everyone is an author, everyone is a writer and I think that the process of writing is deeply spiritual and liberatory." — Sandra Cisneros Did you know that Sandra Cisneros was a National...
The translation rate for literature is notoriously low in the United States—of the hundreds of thousands of books published in this country every year, only about 3 percent are works in translation. In 2013, these statistics prompted MAKE: A Literary Magazine to devote an entire issue of its...

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