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"I'm not goal-oriented as much as I'm constantly aware of what I'm passionate about and I'm constantly updating the list." — Greta Gerwig
As America confronts this period of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we want to assure you that one thing will not change: our support for the arts across this great nation. The National Endowment for the Arts is open for business. Our staff, while working remotely for the next several weeks,...
For 14 years, Pam Breaux served as a culture, recreation, and tourism leadership team member within Louisiana’s state government, including an appointment as the executive director of the Louisiana Division of the Arts. She was connected to the agency during what she described as the state arts...
Helen Sung’s life in music started with a red toy piano. As Sung recalled in a recent interview with National Endowment for the Arts Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, “Somehow, this little red plastic piano showed up. It had about 12 keys and they were multi-colored, and I carried it...
Few individuals have been regarded with the same fascination as Marilyn Monroe. And she was indeed fascinating, a woman who—thanks in large part to her physical appearance—appeared to have everything: celebrity, fame, wealth, and no shortage of male admirers. But as has been endlessly explored...
"You don't exist if you're not represented... I felt a need to claim my own social existence by making the representation happen." — Njideka Akunyili Crosby
International Women's Day isn't until Sunday, but we wanted to start the party early with a few quotes from some of our favorite female artists, past and present, from around the globe.
Kenneth Elpus was a newly minted doctorate from Northwestern University’s music education program when he learned of a research funding opportunity at the National Endowment for the Arts. Though a choral music educator, he had recently whetted his appetite for statistical analyses of large datasets...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau , people with disabilities are a force that’s more than 59 million strong, representing America’s largest minority group. Within that group is an untapped talent pool of artists, performers, storytellers, educators, cultural workers, and other aspiring...
"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act." — Janet Mock How does participating in the arts help you to find your voice, to tell your own story? Let us know on the @NEAarts Twitter feed or on the National Endowment for the...

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