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At Elders Share the Arts, the History Alive program fosters dialogue between young people and senior citizen through the arts.
Little over 10 years ago, RAND Corporation published Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate about the Benefits of the Arts , a report commissioned by the Wallace Foundation. Among arts funders and cultural policy-makers, the RAND report popularized a distinction between the “instrumental” and “...
A spotlight on Atlanta's 7 Stages Theater's Big Read of "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" by Carson McCullers.
NEA Accessibility Director Beth Bienvenu looks at advancements in accessibility in the museum community since passage of the ADA.
In advance of next week's Grantmakers in the Arts conference, three participants discuss the relationship between the arts and international relations.
Have you browsed our 50th anniversary website yet? The United States of Arts section features the stories people from across the U.S. have submitted to help celebrate 50 years of the National Endowment for the Arts creating opportunties for all Americans to engage in the arts. Below you'll find...
Test your knowledge of the works of Edgar Allan Poe with our Big Read quiz.
One of my colleagues at the NEA, Bill O'Brien, is fond of saying that a key difference between art and science is that artists don't need to replicate their findings. This observation in turn recalls for me a quote by Philip Larkin: "Poetry is not like surgery, a technique that can be copied: every...
In our new issue of NEA Arts magazine , we're celebrating the National Endowment for the Arts' 50th anniversary. The voices featured in the issue are a representative sample of the many artists and arts organizations we—and by extension you—have supported over the years. To quote from the magazine'...
Kerry Adams Hapner of the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs discusses the unique connection between the arts and technology in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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