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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announces $80.4 million for 1,114 new awards located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. jurisdictions. This is the Art Endowment’s second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2019, and these awards...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing the third in a series of research reports describing the arts ecosystem in the United States. Available today, the Office of Research & Analysis (ORA) at the Arts Endowment presents Artists and Other Cultural...
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Washington, DC —The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billion to the U...
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Washington, DC —Through its NEA Research Labs , the National Endowment for the Arts is funding four new labs and extending the activities of an existing lab to support research into improving social and emotional well-being and enhancing cognition and learning through the arts...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is launching the next phase of Creative Forces® by funding 10 Community Connections projects at 11 Creative Forces sites to develop community-based arts programs for military populations. These projects use the creative and...
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Washington, DC — New survey findings from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) show gains in arts attendance totals, rates, and demographic groups plus sizeable growth in poetry-reading. Published today, U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary Reading: 2002-2017 is a...
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Washington, DC —In pursuit of its commitment to advance the creative capacity of people and communities across the nation, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of funding for FY 2018. This funding round includes annual partnerships with state,...
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Washington, DC —New data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of the impact the arts have on the nation’s economy. The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than...
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Washington, DC – To advance our understanding of how the arts intersect with other fields such as education, health, and business, the National Endowment for the Arts announces a new round of NEA Research Labs . The labs investigate the value and impact of the arts in both arts...
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Washington, DC —Rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers, according to a new research report, Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America: Research Findings from...

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