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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...
At first glance, Justin Favela ’s large-scale installations are joyous and exuberant. Each one is formed from hundreds of pieces of cut paper, transforming life-size sculptures and murals of lowriders, desert landscapes, and recreations of well-known artworks into what look like colossal piñatas...
When Ralph Peña became artistic director of National Endowment for the Arts grantee Ma-Yi Theater Company , several years after the company's founding in 1989, he was told it was just a temporary position. Twenty-four years and one title change later—he's now Ma-Yi's producing artistic director—...
Home to Navy, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard facilities, Virginia’s Hampton Roads area boasts one of the largest military communities in the nation. This was evident at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, where Executive Director Michael Khandelwal estimates that at least a third of...
"It's important for young people to see themselves as powerful cultural agents in their own community.” — Dare Dukes For #FlashbackFriday, revisit our grant spotlight on the National Endowment for the Arts-supported Deep Center , which empowers young people in Savannah, Georgia through by helping...
The aging process can be difficult for anyone, from dealing with decreased physical capabilities, to securing affordable housing, to finding ways to remain socially and intellectually engaged. While the Los Angeles LGBT Center helps LGBTQ seniors navigate these challenges, they also help them...
Founded in 1984, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC) was established to manage the city’s public art collection. In the last 35 years their mission has expanded considerably, growing to include grantmaking, arts programming, and the management of cultural facilities, among other...

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