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Washington, DC —As the Library of Congress celebrates the 20th National Book Festival, held online September 25-27, the National Endowment for the Arts will once again sponsor the Poetry & Prose Stage, featuring United States Poets Laureate, NEA Literature Fellows, and past...
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Washington, DC —In celebration of the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the National Endowment for the Arts announced today its publication of a new book that probes how the arts fueled the fight for the women’s suffrage. Titled Creativity and Persistence: Art...
Rudolfo Anaya
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of author Rudolfo Anaya, recipient of a 2001 National Medal of Arts . Anaya was also the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Arts Endowment in 1979 and his book Bless Me,...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announces the nonprofit arts organizations recommended for direct funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These 855 organizations —located in every state, the District of Columbia, and...
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Washington, DC—Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read initiative brings communities together around the shared activity of reading and discussing a book. Today, the Arts Endowment is announcing funding for 84 organizations to lead NEA Big Read projects between...
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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to close...
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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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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—The National Endowment for the Arts announced today a total of $1.2 million in fellowships to creative writers and translators, supporting both the development of new works of American literature and the translation into English of literary prose, poetry, and...

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