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Originally founded as a teacher's college, Adams State University (ASU) is located in Alamosa, Colorado, a rural area that is also the third-poorest county in Colorado. Despite a dearth of resources, Adams State boasts a thriving art department, including the ASU Rare A.I.R. visiting artist program...
With over 500 artist residency programs in the United States, and over 1,500 residencies worldwide, only one of these art programs was considered “deaf-friendly” prior to 2014. That program was offered by Siena Art Institute, located in Italy. In 2014, with support from the NEA, The Anderson Center...
For more than 100 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has been cultivating creativity at its parks, preserves, monuments, and historical sites through 50 artist-in-residence programs across the country. Founded in 1916, this program has welcomed thousands of artists—including writers,...
Click the link to take a look at the 2018 NEA Guide for details on the programs and activities of the NEA, as well as funding deadlines and information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships.
People reading papers sitting on the deck of a ferry in Alaska
Southeast Alaska comprises 600 miles of coastline and hundreds of islands collectively known as the Alexander Archipelago. Given its terrain of dense forests and mountains, Southeast Alaska, which includes Sitka,...
People on the sidewalk of a city doing hula hoop near a ping-pong table.

Big Car Collaborative is an arts organization rooted in Indianapolis that believes art and creativity are tools that bring communities together. It creates projects that work to improve the quality of life of neighborhoods through art and design—and its...

A wood stove is the only source of heating in the cottages at Hedgebrook , a women’s writing residency on Whidbey Island, 35 miles off Seattle. The fire is laid the first night for writers, but after that, they are on their own. While the stoves are a practical necessity to keep out the chill, they...
It sounds simple enough. An arts organization or a community based-organization (a nonprofit that works locally to improve life for residents) is interested in doing a project that uses the arts to help advance a social issue. It could be centered on a placemaking effort in a neighborhood or...
The mission of the Los Angeles-based 18th Street Arts Center is simple: to provoke public dialog through contemporary artmaking. This happens through a few different channels, one of which, the Artist Lab, is specifically desgined for mid-career LA artists. The Artist Lab artist must be someone who...
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.

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