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images of the book covers for the four new titles and the NEA Big Read logo.
Washington, DC — Legendary prizefighter Jack Johnson, the people of Appalachia, the care of aging parents, and life in the desert landscape of the Southwest are the subjects of the latest additions to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read , providing communities around...
2017 National Book Festival Poster of Cartoon Books in a Crowd
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce its support of the Poetry & Prose Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2017. This year’s stage will feature conversations with some of our nation’s...
people in horse drawn cart in front of low building
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,...
A group of people of diverse ages sit around a classroom discussing a book.
Washington, DC —Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced seventy-five nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2017 and June 2018. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts...
Logo for the Poetry Out Loud program - a microphone and words
Washington, DC —Since 2005, 3.3 million students from across the country have memorized some of the best poetry, sharing their interpretation of the work of poets such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Walt Whitman, and Kevin Young through a dynamic recitation competition—National...
A young boy sits in the front of a computer with other students working on computers in the background.
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:...
Pictures of book jackets for NEA Big Read books with text about application deadline.
Washington, DC— Today the National Endowment for the Arts released the application guidelines for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grants. This is the first opportunity organizations have to apply for programming around the 13 new titles added to the NEA Big Read , which include Claudia...
a dragon bicycle sculpture parades down a town's main street
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...
Festival poster with two people in a boat surrounded by books with birds flying above
Washington, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor the Poetry & Prose stage at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in Washington, DC. The Poetry & Prose stage provides an opportunity for visitors to hear...

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