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Washington, DC — Another example of the arts positively impacting business is the growing recognition among manufacturers of the value of industrial design and design thinking. To advance design as an asset for improving manufactured products and processes, the National...
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Washington, DC—For the first time, state leaders will have authoritative federal data on arts and cultural employment and compensation in their state with the announcement of the latest findings from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA). A collaboration of...
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Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces the first projects funded through a new program, NEA Research Labs. The cross-sector projects supported through the program investigate how the arts contribute to positive outcomes for individuals and...
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Washington, DC —In recognition of a growing movement to integrate the arts with health in community-based programs, the National Endowment for the Arts is publishing a free, online guide for researchers and practitioners. The National Endowment for the Arts Guide to Community-...
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Washington, DC —Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50 th anniversary Creativity Connects* initiative . Creativity Connects: Trends and...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by-state perspective on how Americans participate in the arts. In addition, the data reveal that despite decades of declining arts attendance by U.S...
Infographic showing distribution of NEA grants
Washington, DC —As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50 th...
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Washington, DC —Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends...
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Washington, DC —In their first years, children experience rapid and important emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. What role do the arts play in early childhood development? A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts looks at research on how the arts affect...
White House at night behind title American Creativity
Washington, DC —In honor of the 50 th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, President and Mrs. Obama will host a PBS music special, “A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House.” Featuring...

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