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Washington, DC —In honor of the 50 th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, President and Mrs. Obama will host a PBS music special, “A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House.” Featuring...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is celebrating its 50 th anniversary. It was on September 29, 1965, one month after signing the Voting Rights Act that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act which gave...
This poster for the 2015 National Book Festival features a young girl sitting on a chair and reading a book.  The poster also features the Thomas Jefferson quote "I cannot live without books."
Washington, D.C. – If you want to meet the authors behind the latest contemporary literature, level up on digital-age publishing, or enjoy a youth poetry slam, look no further than the Poetry & Prose Pavilion, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts at the Library...
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Washington, DC—“What translation can do for us, and what we so desperately need at this juncture in human history, is to radically increase our empathic capacities; to learn, or perhaps relearn, how to listen—to people of all linguistic traditions and hopefully, some day, to...
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Washington, DC —From the development of a state-wide arts education plan in Alabama to a glassblowing program for wounded soldiers in Tacoma, Washington, funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gives people across America the opportunity to experience creativity...
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WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of National Poetry Out Loud...
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WASHINGTON, DC –On Tuesday, April 28, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather at Lisner Auditorium to match their skills in reciting classic and...
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WASHINGTON, DC – Think poetry and competition don’t mix? Nearly three million students and 9,500 schools would disagree with you. That’s how many have participated in the ten years of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest—and the 2015 National Finals will take place on...
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Washington, DC —Guidelines and application materials for two National Endowment for the Arts funding categories have been posted on the NEA's website. The 2015 Art Works and Challenge America programs support projects anticipated to take place beginning in 2016. Any nonprofit...
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Washington, DC — From partnerships to develop a districtwide arts education plan in North Carolina to poetry from a combat engineer to a folk arts festival in rural Wyoming, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) continues to support the arts and creativity to improve lives...

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