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George Lucas receives medal from President Obama
Washington, DC -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 National Medal of Arts , the highest award given to artists, arts organizations, and arts patrons in the United States. The American public may nominate artists and arts patrons for this award through the National...
night photo of Waterfire festival
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track at the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015. The Art...
Photo - a woman and man at a glass casting demonstration at the Pilchuck Glass School.
Washington, DC —NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that 1,083 grants totaling $25.8 million will be awarded to organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the categories of Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships...
Washington --The National Endowment for the Arts announces that Music and Opera Director Wayne S. Brown will depart the NEA to become the president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) based in Detroit, Michigan. He will be with the NEA through mid-...
Cover image for 2012 SPPA Highlights Report
WASHINGTON, DC—How do Americans participate in the arts in the course of a year? What kinds of art forms and activities do they engage with, and in what numbers? The NEA investigates these questions and more in the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA), the...
Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Grants and Contracts will present a webinar for current NEA grantees on navigating NEA grant management policies and processes on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET at arts.gov . The session is...
Lotfi Mansouri
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2009 NEA Opera Honoree Lotfi Mansouri. Widely known for pioneering the use of supertitles in opera, Mansouri was a prolific opera stage director, having directed productions at the...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in...
Robert Ward chatting on stage
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2011 NEA Opera Honoree Robert Ward. American composer, conductor, administrator, educator, and publishing executive, Ward's compositions include eight operas, seven symphonies,...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2011 NEA Opera Honoree Risë Stevens. A mezzo-soprano who was trained in Europe, Stevens was known and respected worldwide for her vibrant career in opera. Stevens performed in 353...

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