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Washington, DC — Across the United States there are traditional art forms that shape our culture and make our communities distinct, whether it’s conjunto music in Texas, old-time buckdancing in Tennessee, or Chilkat weaving in Alaska. For the past 35 years, the National...
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Washington, DC —As the only funder in the country to support arts activities in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of funding for FY 2017. This funding round includes partnerships with state, jurisdictional,...
Hugh McGraw 1982. Photo by Tom Pich
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of shape note singer Hugh McGraw . McGraw was in the first class of recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship -– the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts -– in...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Dorothy Trumpold , a rug weaver from East Amana, Iowa, and recipient of a 2001 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Trumpold grew...
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Washington, DC —For its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts announced more than $30 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the areas of Art Works, Art Works:...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Clarissa Rizal , a Tlingit ceremonial regalia maker, from Juneau, Alaska, and recipient of a 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional...
A woman stands in a field twirling while wearing a black and white woven robe.
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Tlingit weaver and basketmaker Teri Rofkar from Sitka, Alaska, recipient of a 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Teri...
Ramón "Chunky" Sánchez sits in a wheelchair, holding a guitar and smiling, in front of a large group of communitiy members and performers wearing colorful and elaborate Aztec costumes.
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of Chicano musician and culture bearer Ramón “Chunky” Sánchez , recipient of a 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. A musician...
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Washington, DC —Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50 th anniversary Creativity Connects* initiative . Creativity Connects: Trends and...
Medal of Arts
Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the 2015 National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in the morning in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event...

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