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January 14, 2010 Washington, DC "River City" is the next stop on Rocco Landesman's "Art Works" tour across America. The NEA Chair has arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of Barbara and Pitt Hyde of the Hyde Family Foundations for a full day of activity tomorrow...
January 13, 2010 Washington, DC Wrapping up an extraordinary week of conversations and celebrations of jazz and the NEA Jazz Masters, we have two more essential items for you: Brief video tributes introducing each new Jazz Master were aired last night at the awards celebration and concert...
January 8, 2010 New York, NY In his remarks opening the plenary session of the 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Chairman Rocco Landesman focused on conference theme of "Risk. Opportunity. Now." Afterwards, he was joined by MacArthur Foundation "Genius"...
January 8, 2010 Washington, DC On January 6, 2010, PBS Newshour featured an interview segment with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown met with Landesman to discuss his ideas for the agency, including the Art Works theme that will inform his tenure at the Endowment. The...
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman decided to steer the Art Works Tour to a more immediate community this week: his new backyard of Washington DC. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCAH) hosted an Art Works roundtable discussion with the Chairman at Busboys and Poets, a popular DC gathering...
December 16, 2009 Washington, DC The archives of the two recent NEA webcasts are now available in the Research section of the NEA website. The Cultural Workforce Forum was a day-long series of presentations and discussions about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a...
December 8, 2009 Washington, DC This Thursday, December 10, the Arts Endowment will release the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts , the nation’s largest and most representative study of adults’ arts participation habits. To highlight the release, a roundtable discussion is...
November 25, 2009 Washington, DC The November 20, 2009, NEA Cultural Workforce Forum archive version is now available.* The video and PowerPoint slides for each presentation can be viewed in the same format as the live webcast. Links are provided to each individual presentation. Additional forum-...
November 20, 2009 Washington, DC Today we are presenting the webcast of the Cultural Workforce Forum, a forum about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a part of this country's real economy. Academics, foundation professionals, and service organization...
November 19, 2009 Washington, DC Earlier today, the NEA announced the Indiana Arts Commission as the recipient of the 2009 National Accessibility Leadership Award for their outstanding accessibility work in creating access to careers in the arts for people with disabilities. With their $30,000 NEA...

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