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NEA Staff share why the arts matter to them.
We know a lady never tells her age, but we can't help it--we're excited to be turning 50 this September! And how do we plan to celebrate? By sharing your stories of how the arts have impacted and made a difference in your lives. Whether you want to send us photos, make a video, sing a song, or...
Woman sewing a quilt.
In 2002, Jada Harris received a call from a student at East Carolina University, who was returning panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that had been temporarily displayed at his...
Metro Nashville Arts Commission Executive Director Jennifer Cole ponders the changing role of the local arts agency.
As I get to the end of my first quarter as NEA Chair, I’ve been thinking about how the arts foster creativity for the current generation of arts leaders, and also what we need to foster creative leadership for future generations. What defines a creative leader? What skill sets does that person need...
Matthew Fluharty (left) with Michael Strand at the June 2013 Rural Arts and Culture Summit. Photo by Michele Anderson Hosted by the University of Minnesota, Morris' Center for Small Towns and Minneapolis's Springboard for the Arts , the Rural Arts and Culture Summit took place June 5 and 6. The...
In this week's podcast, Marna Stalcup takes us into the thinking behind The Right Brain Initiative , an innovative educational program from Portland, Oregon's Regional Arts & Culture Council. The goal of The Right Brain Initiative is to ensure that all children in the Portland...
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Teaching Portland's children core curriculum through the arts. [30:06]...

We asked our National Council of the Arts members to share some thoughts about projects from our recent round of grants that particularly resonated with them. Here's what David "Mas" Masumoto and Joan Israelite had to say... David "Mas" Masumoto Allison Orr Dance, Inc aka...
History has a way of insisting itself upon the present. Recently, construction crews digging up a parking lot in central London found what was later confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, nine years earlier, infrastructure upgrades in downtown...

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