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Washington, DC —As the only funder in the country to support arts activities in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of funding for FY 2017. This funding round includes partnerships with state, jurisdictional,...
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Washington, DC—Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, and Todd Barkan now join the ranks of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters. The 2018 NEA Jazz Master recipients were announced this evening at a DC Jazz Festival concert at the John F. Kennedy Center...
Photos of 2017 NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters – recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz – during Jazz Appreciation Month in April with free events that will illuminate the artists’ lives and music. A concert in honor of...
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Washington, DC —For its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts announced more than $30 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the areas of Art Works, Art Works:...
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Washington, DC —Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50 th anniversary Creativity Connects* initiative . Creativity Connects: Trends and...
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Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the 2015 National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in the morning in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, recipient of the 2009 A. B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed on an individual who has contributed significantly...
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New York, NY – The search for next generation of songwriters culminates on Sunday, July 24, in New York City as finalists compete for the title of National Champion in The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students . The Songwriting Challenge is a pilot...
Photos of 2017 NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC — This evening at the DC Jazz Festival’s concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. These five...
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Washington, DC —As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50 th...

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