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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 with the American Theatre Wing announced today the winners of the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. Through mentorships with professional musical theater artists, the Songwriting Challenge seeks to cultivate the next...
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Washington, DC —In celebration of the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the National Endowment for the Arts announced today its publication of a new book that probes how the arts fueled the fight for the women’s suffrage. Titled Creativity and Persistence: Art...
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(updated August 11, 2020) Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters— Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin ,...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announces the nonprofit arts organizations recommended for direct funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These 855 organizations —located in every state, the District of Columbia, and...
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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to close...
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Washington, DC —In recognition of the arts’ $877 billion contribution to the U.S. economy and a source of 5.1 million American jobs, the National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
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Washington, DC —According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.S. economy. As the United States navigates a time of economic uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-...
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THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN POSTPONED INCLUDING THE EVENT WITH THE SECOND LADY ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16 Washington, DC —In celebration of Creative Arts Therapies Week, the National Endowment for the Arts is presenting the exhibit Creative Forces: Conquering the Invisible...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announced that five new NEA Research Labs are joining its national network dedicated to investigating the impact of the arts through the social and behavioral sciences. The Arts Endowment’s is providing almost $850,000 in...

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