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As we get ready to celebrate this year's Tony Awards, musical theater actress and Hamilton cast member Renée Elise Goldsberry talks about the importance of arts education and how an arts teacher changed her life.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is on a roll. Already a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winner (among other awards), Miranda received a MacArthur Foundation Award in 2015, the same year his current...
Learn about composer Mary Watkins and her journey to the music world.
Here's a sneak peek at a roundtable we are hosting on creating more opportunities for deaf theater artists.
In our most popular blog post of 2015, NEA staff shared why the arts are important to them.
Our third most popular blog post of 2015 was an advice column!
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Picture it: Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, California. 1990. A shy, somewhat awkward freshman (spoiler alert: me) nervously walks into the first meeting of the school’s drama club. Everyone seems...
Explore some of the 50th anniversary stories submitted by veterans and artists who work with veterans.
When asked if her house was elaborately staged for Halloween, Mimi Lien laughed, claiming her house was “decidedly un-designed.” “This is definitely a syndrome of doing it too much for work,” she said. “It's not something that I do for myself for pleasure at this point.” We don’t blame her. A set...
President Barack Obama on the importance of artists and the American creative spirit.

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