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From our archives, we bring to you words of wisdom for emerging artists, given by fellow artists we’ve interviewed in the past!
Read more from our Art Talk with 2017 NEA Literature Fellow Camille Rankine here .
When I was six years old, I started playing piano because my mom wanted me to take piano lessons. I liked playing the piano, but I didn’t really like taking lessons. Maybe it was because I wanted to play after school, not practice piano. Things changed, however, in fourth grade when I was 10 and...
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Several years ago, we began working with the Bureau of Economic Analysis to capture the economic value of arts and cultural industries in the U.S. In doing so, we foresaw that the long-term benefit of the enterprise would be diagnostic. Like others, we and our colleagues were startled by the share...
Did you know that writer Ralph Ellison served on the National Council on the Arts 1965-66? Learn more about the NEA's 50-year history from the NEA Timeline .
Like all good super heroes, Super Indian—also known as Hubert Logan—boasts an origin story: he ate commodity cheese tainted with “rezium” that gave him special powers. But to truly understand Super Indian’s origin, we must go back further, to the story of his creator, Arigon Starr. A member of the...
"The arts matter because they make us think outside of the way that we are used to thinking and they force us to question the world around us." — Steven Young Lee Although based in traditional techniques and color schemes, Steven Young Lee’s ceramics are anything but traditional. For example, in...
Can you guess these NEA Big Read titles from sounds that are prominent in each book?
Two years ago Creative Forces Music Therapist Rebecca Vaudreuil met Master Sergeant Michael Schneider at Walter Reed Medical Center. Newly retired from military service, Schneider was still in treatment for injuries he had suffered during deployment, including traumatic brain injury and PTSD. In...

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