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Sure, we could tell you how transformative it is for teens to participate in Poetry Out Loud, but why don't we just show you? To learn more about the program and to get your school signed up for the 2017-2018 competition, visit poetryoutloud.org . Video of 2016 Poetry Out Loud National Champion...
We're having a Hispanic Heritage Month-inspired #FlashbackFriday this week! Get to know NEA National Heritage Fellows Eva Ybarra (a master conjunto musician) and Modesto Cepeda (a master of bomba and plena music) in these clips from the 2017 NEA Heritage Fellowships Concert. Feel free to chairdance...
Roz Chast has been making America laugh out loud since 1978 when she began drawing for The New Yorker . In her cartoons, illustrated books, and graphic memoirs (her latest, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York, comes out October 3), she deftly chronicles the oddball nature of being alive in a...
We'd like to think W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, and Eavan Boland would approve of our plan to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day by offering you a sample of Irish poets recorded for the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at the University of Dublin. You can find the entire collection of nearly 300 poems read...
Learn about some of opera’s most revered female artists as they talk about their talents, performances, and orchestral works.
Enjoy as some of our NEA Big Read authors confess their love for literature in these interview clips.
We're dipping into our YouTube channel archives to bring you this 2011 video in which we talked to seven artists--DJ Spooky, Basil Twist, and Holly Bass, among them--about the first time they felt successful. What was your first success? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page.
Our Milestone videos celebrate the nation's foremost arts organizations.
This past July, Angel Rodriguez of Puget Sound Adventist Academy High School in Seattle, Washington, became the National Champion of the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students, a pilot initiative of the NEA and Playbill, Inc., with additional support provided by Disney...
Learn about our regional arts organizations through our "United States of the Arts: Tell Us Your Art Story" film series!

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