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Melissa Menzer of our Office of Research and Analysis looks at our new report on the arts in early childhood.
It started as so many good things do: over a drink. Logan Smalley and Stephanie Kent were at a bar one evening in New York when the conversation turned to books, and specifically, to first sentences of novels. In any such conversation, three words in particular are invariably mentioned: “Call me...
Get to know the CityDance DREAM program, one of the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Awards honorees.
Meet NEA 2016 grantee Charter Oak Cultural Center.
Ah, December. A time for family, friends, and frosting binges. But it’s also a time for art. Snuck in there between the gifts and the Hanukkah gelt are poems, folk songs, and symbolic pieces of visual art. In fact, they’re so ingrained in our festivities that most of us think of them simply as...
Big Read writer Cynthia Ozick muses on the imagination.
Find out how well you know the poems of Emily Dickinson--here are some first lines to match up with their last lines!
NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck ’s birthday was this past Sunday, and we thought we would do a little throwback piece in his honor. In 2005, then-Chairman Dana Gioia visited Brubeck at his home in Wilton, Connecticut, where they conversed about the importance of cultural diplomacy. Few people in the...
As a grant-making agency, the NEA gets to make a lot of “happy calls.” These are when our staff gets to telephone applicants and let them know that their project has been approved for funding, and that they are officially an NEA grantee. Just as sweet a day is when we get to spread this same news...

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