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NEA grants

One of the aspects I enjoy most about being a member of the National Council on the Arts is reading through all of the grants recommended by the panels for our vote. I am impressed by the abundance of art happening in the United States. As a painter and watercolorist I was excited when I read of...
by Maria Rosario Jackson We asked our National Council of the Arts members to share some thoughts about projects from our recent round of grants that particularly resonated with them. Here’s what Maria Rosario Jackson had to say… WaterFire Providence ’s Livability Experiments :...
David Hinton. Photo courtesy of Mr. Hinton "I treat a translation as a poem of my own, with the complication that it needs to correspond to an original." David Hinton is one of 16 literary translators newly selected to receive fellowship support from the NEA to translate works of...
Washington, DC The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare for a New Generation initiative. Photo by Richard Termine. The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare...
April 21, 2010 Washington, DC In 1967 the NEA funded the original production of Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope , starring James Earl Jones and future NEA Chairman Jane Alexander. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage. Tomorrow we're announcing the second round of NEA grants for fiscal year 2010. You...