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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— With today’s announcement of more than $27 million in grants, the National Endowment for the Arts is continuing its efforts to provide all Americans with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts. These fiscal year 2019 grants will reach all 50...
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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 —Each year, more than 4,500 communities large and small throughout the United States benefit from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants to nonprofits. For the NEA’s first of two major grant announcements of fiscal year 2018, more than $25 million in grants...
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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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Washington, DC — Another example of the arts positively impacting business is the growing recognition among manufacturers of the value of industrial design and design thinking. To advance design as an asset for improving manufactured products and processes, the National...

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