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Today, we get to hear from Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado. Twice. That's right, folks. Two blogs for the price of one. Well, two audio stories. The first in English, the second in Spanish. In mid-October, at the tail end of Hispanic Heritage Month, Betsayda Machado and the electrifying...
Dancers sit on floor leading a group of young children in movements
When Karen Berman arrived at Georgia College to chair its department of theater and dance, it was something of a shock to her system. She had arrived from Washington, DC,...
Simon Brault, the director and CEO of Canada Council for the Arts , learned the power of the arts early on. When we spoke with him during a visit to the NEA office, he told a story about seeing a play in the park when he was seven years old. "After the play, the actors would come and talk with the...
Did you know that the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) has an artist residency program that can help you take your art practice to Japan? Today on the blog, we hear from poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs who was a Japan Fellow in 2016. Diggs, who used her fellowship to...
Discover some of these holiday facts that you might not have known about before!
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
Composer and shakuhachi musician James Nyoraku Schlefer talks about finding his voice on the Japanese instrument.
We're celebrating Chinese New Year with this inspirational quote from Chinese poet Zhou Zan. Read more from our interview with her here .
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.

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