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Washington, DC —Recognizing the importance of helping more readers gain access to works of world literature, the National Endowment for the Arts will award $325,000 in Literature Translation Fellowships to 25 translators to bring voices and stories from 17 countries to English-...
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WHAT: The National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor the Poetry and Prose Stage at the 2018 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1 in Washington, DC. This year’s pavilion will feature: a conversation between the current Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith with past Poet...
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Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts will bring communities across the country together over the next year to read, celebrate, and connect over great works of literature. Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced 79 NEA Big Read grants totaling more than...
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Washington, DC— Reciting the words of poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Li-Young Lee, and Emily Brontë, students from all across the country will compete for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a grand prize of $20,000. The national finals will take place in...
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Washington, DC —Each year, more than 4,500 communities large and small throughout the United States benefit from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants to nonprofits. For the NEA’s first of two major grant announcements of fiscal year 2018, more than $25 million in grants...
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The National Endowment for the Arts announces more details on emergency funding for the arts communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by recent hurricanes. The state arts agencies in those states requested emergency funding from the NEA...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has an extensive history of supporting literature in America, providing funding for the creation of new works and for the translation of some of the world’s best literature into English. As part of this ongoing commitment...
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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...
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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...
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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,...

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