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Washington, DC —The public is invited to the 198th meeting of the National Council on the Arts , which takes place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM to noon ET at the Phillips Collection, located at 1600 21st St NW in Washington, DC. The meeting includes agency business...
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Washington DC —In its ongoing support of rural communities, the National Endowment for the Arts announces the 2019 communities taking part in its national initiative, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD). New this year, the Arts Endowment is expanding CIRD’s offerings...
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Washington, DC —The United States Senate voted today to confirm Mary Anne Carter as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Carter had served as acting chairman of the agency since June 5, 2018 and becomes the Arts Endowment’s 12th chairman since its inception in 1965...
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Jackson, MS —National Endowment for the Arts Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Jennifer Hughes announced today the opening of the 2019 Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) with a call for applications to the program. Since 1991, this National Endowment for the...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announces $80.4 million for 1,114 new awards located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. jurisdictions. This is the Art Endowment’s second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2019, and these awards...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing the third in a series of research reports describing the arts ecosystem in the United States. Available today, the Office of Research & Analysis (ORA) at the Arts Endowment presents Artists and Other Cultural...
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Washington, DC —Jen Hughes has been selected as the National Endowment for the Arts director of Design and Creative Placemaking. Hughes has served as acting director of Design since June 2017, and will continue to oversee grant portfolios that support the design and creative...
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Washington, DC — The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design TM (CIRD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, has issued a request for proposals inviting communities to apply for design assistance. The CIRD program provides rural communities with...
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The National Endowment for the Arts announces more details on emergency funding for the arts communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by recent hurricanes. The state arts agencies in those states requested emergency funding from the NEA...
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Washington, DC —Rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers, according to a new research report, Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America: Research Findings from...

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