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Washington, DC —In recognition of the arts’ $877 billion contribution to the U.S. economy and a source of 5.1 million American jobs, the National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
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Washington, DC —According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.S. economy. As the United States navigates a time of economic uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Appalachian fiddler Clyde Davenport , recipient of a 1992 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Clyde Davenport was born October 21,...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Blues piano player Henry Gray , recipient of a 2006 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Henry Gray grew up on a farm near Baton...
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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts today released the full results from the nation’s largest, most representative survey of adult participation in the arts. The new Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) records the different ways that American...
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Washington, DC —Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year...
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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 —This September, two free events will celebrate the 2019 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows—recipients of our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 is an opportunity to...
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Washington, DC —The Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Arts are pleased to announce the selection of five artistic teams for the 2019-2020 US/Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program . Each team of artists from the United States...
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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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