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Jimmy Scott
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Jimmy Scott, recipient of a 2007 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Jimmy Scott was considered one of the jazz communities best singers, even named by...
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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 —Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year...
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Washington, DC —Calling all high school songwriters! Beginning today, January 13, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge . This national contest is for high school students...
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Washington, DC —The public is invited to the 198th meeting of the National Council on the Arts , which takes place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM to noon ET at the Phillips Collection, located at 1600 21st St NW in Washington, DC. The meeting includes agency business...
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Washington, DC —The six winners of the 2019 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge will be at New York City’s Reservoir studios for the recording of their final, original song on October 20 and 21, 2019. The Songwriting Challenge is a program of the National Endowment for the...
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Washington, DC —The Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Arts are pleased to announce the selection of five artistic teams for the 2019-2020 US/Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program . Each team of artists from the United States...
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Washington, DC —The United States Senate voted today to confirm Mary Anne Carter as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Carter had served as acting chairman of the agency since June 5, 2018 and becomes the Arts Endowment’s 12th chairman since its inception in 1965...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announced today the regional winners of the 2019 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge . A partnership with the the American Theatre Wing, the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge seeks to cultivate the next generation of...
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Washington, DC —Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA...

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