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A round-up of NEA YouTube playlists to round out your holiday soundtrack.
Visual artist and activist Shan Goshorn breathes new life into ancient traditions to talk about contemporary issues in Native American culture.
Explore some of the 50th anniversary stories submitted by veterans and artists who work with veterans.
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.
When enslaved women from the rural, isolated community of Boykin, Alabama—better known as Gee’s Bend—began quilting in the 19th century, it arose from a physical need for warmth rather than a quest to reinvent an art form. Yet by piecing together scraps of fabric and clothing, they were creating...
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director Sabrina Lynn Motley gives us a beginner's guide to the circus arts.
12 factoids you may not know about the National Endowment for the Arts,
NEA Staff share why the arts matter to them.
In celebration of 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellow Gertrude Yukie Tsutsumi, Jennie Terman of our Folk and Traditional Arts team gives a primer on nihon buyo, or the art of Japanese Classical Dance.
We're crunching the numbers on the NEA National Heritage Fellowships.

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