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Inspired by a Chicago program of the same name, Matt Mason, executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, launched the Louder than a Bomb: Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival with the goal of giving young people first-hand experience with what he described as, "what poetry and creative...
"Altogether, this collaborative system has helped shape a nation where every American—in every state, in every region, across the entire nation—can celebrate and benefit from the arts." — National Endowment for the Arts Chair Mary Anne Carter (from intro to new issue ) We've freshened up the name...
"I feel like poetry introduced me to myself in a way that nothing else actually had." — Reginald Dwayne Betts At age 16, Reginald Dwayne Betts was tried and convicted as an adult for carjacking. Since his release at age 24, Betts has become an attorney, a doctoral candidate at Yale Law School, an...
Cameron McKinney is one of six U.S. artists who—with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC)—will partner with a Japanese peer to conceive and present an arts project that reflects the themes of this year’s Olympic Games; unity,...
Louisiana, like many parts of the country, has college football running deeply through its veins. But what if the same excitement and energy generated by football were directed toward the arts? “Successful athletes at the college level tend to be remembered by the college for decades, and those...
The Appalachian Artisan Center is among the nonprofit organizations from across the country to receive grant support in the latest round of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts . With its latest Arts Endowment grant, the Appalachian Artisan Center will commemorate the centennial of...
During the height of the suffrage movement, activist Susan B. Anthony frequently advocated for women’s rights from the stage of the Chautauqua Institution, one of the nation’s leading arts and intellectual centers. So to mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted...
When architect Helen Slade was living near a high school in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, she expressed frustration about the area’s graffiti and trash, which she and neighbor Rashmi Ramaswamy, also an architect, attributed to the local high school students. But in talking with a third...
"I tell all my students the best revision technique is time." — Hugh Martin, National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow Read our interview with Hugh Martin here .
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...

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