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Click the link to take a look at the 2018 NEA Guide for details on the programs and activities of the NEA, as well as funding deadlines and information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships.
Today, we get to hear from Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado. Twice. That's right, folks. Two blogs for the price of one. Well, two audio stories. The first in English, the second in Spanish. In mid-October, at the tail end of Hispanic Heritage Month, Betsayda Machado and the electrifying...
Read our story on how Boston's Brazilian Worker Center's CareForce project is helping domestic workers learn about their rights and find their voices through the arts here .
Woman dressed as Alice in Wonderland standing on pedestal with acrobatic woman in blue lighting next to her.
Earlier this month, the 50th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall welcomed dozens of circus organizations and set the stage for an historic opportunity to bring together circus...
An altar for a Day of the Dead celebration with a purple skeleton, orange flowers, and a poster with photos on it.
What makes a community vibrant? Is it its nightlife, restaurants, shops, or a proliferation of arts organizations and public art? While the answer to that question is all of the...
Man in baseball uniform holding a bat on stage.
Maine is known for many things: lobsters, stunning vistas, lots of snow, lots of moose, and as the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Stephen King, to name just a...
Celebrating the ground-breaking works of living American composers, the Albany Symphony Orchestra is one of the most celebrated orchestras in the United States. Grammy-award winning conductor David Alan Miller has led the orchestra to prominence over the course of his 25-year career with the...
The silver Pritzker Pavilion in with audience in front sitting on grass
Think about your favorite concert: The sound of your favorite artist’s voice. The people around you, dancing and cheering. The infectious energy. Your own voice, singing to whatever familiar song...
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
It’s been a difficult year, to say the least. Between police shootings, vitriol against immigrants, and millions of stranded refugees, it would be easy and even understandable to feel impotent when facing crises that require such broad systemic change. But Raquel de Anda has never doubted her...

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