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Children in school showing art work
Washington, DC — From partnerships to develop a districtwide arts education plan in North Carolina to poetry from a combat engineer to a folk arts festival in rural Wyoming, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) continues to support the arts and creativity to improve lives...
dancers perform at outdoor creative placemaking event
Washington, DC — The multiplatform convening, Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and T ransforming Place , will be live webcast on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm ET. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), with support from ArtPlace America , is hosting this...
Photo of Ann Meier Baker
Washington, D.C. –The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Ann Meier Baker as its new director of music and opera, effective January 12, 2015. As head of the NEA’s Music and Opera Office, she will lead NEA grantmaking in music and opera grants as well as the...
Gerald Wilson conducts the orchestra
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator Gerald Wilson, recipient of a 1990 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Gerald Wilson's use of...
Senator Reed, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, and artist Morris Nathanson, who is showing his work.
PAWTUCKET, RI – For her first official trip as head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Chairman Jane Chu went to a place where the concept of the NEA was born: Rhode Island. In 1965, former U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) was a driving force behind the...
Medal of Arts
Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be...
Charlie Haden
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden, recipient of a 2012 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Charlie Haden created a powerful collection of work...
Julius Rudel with other opera honorees
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of opera director and conductor Julius Rudel, recipient of a 2009 NEA Opera Honors award. Julius Rudel took a shoestring company, the New York City Opera, and made it a fearless...
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Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced today the latest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships and NEA Jazz Masters awards, the nation's highest honors in the folk and traditional arts and jazz fields. These artists, musicians, culture bearers, and...
art on side of silo
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts will host a meeting of its advisory body, the National Council on the Arts, on Friday, June 27, 2014, at its new headquarters in the Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW. The meeting will be in conference rooms A-C on the plaza...

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