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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...
Cover of report Artists and Cultural Workers
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing the third in a series of research reports describing the arts ecosystem in the United States. Available today, the Office of Research & Analysis (ORA) at the Arts Endowment presents Artists and Other Cultural...
four headshots of NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These...
woman and man sitting down playing guitar together
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is launching the next phase of Creative Forces® by funding 10 Community Connections projects at 11 Creative Forces sites to develop community-based arts programs for military populations. These projects use the creative and...
A young girl participates in a glass blowing demonstration with an artist helping.
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...
2 young men sitting by themselves with guitars
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...
A woman in a black suit holds a microphone singing on a stage.
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...
A man smiles while sitting at a piano
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...

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