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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 is launching the next phase of Creative Forces® by funding Community Connections projects at 10 Creative Forces sites to develop community-based arts programs for military populations. These projects use the creative and...
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Washington, DC— With today’s announcement of more than $27 million in grants, the National Endowment for the Arts is continuing its efforts to provide all Americans with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts. These fiscal year 2019 grants will reach all 50...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters. For the second year and in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the Arts Endowment is calling for applications from high school students to the agency’s...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Nancy Wilson , vocalist, broadcaster, and 2004 NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. We join the jazz community in mourning her death while celebrating her life and many...
headshot of David DiChiera
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of David DiChiera , founder of the Michigan Opera Theatre, educator, composer, and recipient of a 2010 NEA Opera Honors Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Throughout his...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Randy Weston , pianist, composer, and 2001 NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. We join the jazz community in mourning his death while celebrating his life and many...
four headshots of NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC—Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this...
Collage of photos of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters: Dianne Reeves, Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny
Washington, DC—Each year the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honors individuals whose talent and dedication have made an impact on jazz in this country. In celebration of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters— Todd Barkan , Joanne Brackeen , Pat Metheny , and Dianne Reeves —the NEA,...
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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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