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Nine student finalists representing high schools from Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Vermont will battle it out tonight to see who will claim the title of 2019 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award! Watch the competition tonight...
At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe the arts have a unique ability to heal, and our investments reflect this belief. In the new issue of NEA Arts magazine, we look at projects that the National Endowment for the Arts has supported at the intersection of arts and healing. Stories...
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Happy spring everyone! April 1st marked my first official day ‘on the job’ as the director of State, Regional and Local Partnerships. And after more than six years of working...
A yellow mask with "VI" painted on it in teal with gold palm fronds branching off the top and a teal hurricane eye on one side
Andi Mathis, the state and regional specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts, found a post-apocalyptic landscape when she arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Maria and...
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 few. Opera, however, isn’t one of them. But Portland Ovations is changing that. In 2014, with the assistance of the National...
Four silos designed with drawings and lit up in different lights from the inside.
The National Governors Association (NGA) recently released Rural Prosperity through the Arts and Creative Sector: A Rural Action Guide for Governors and States , in partnership with the National Endowment...
For over six years, community artist Alexis Iammarino has made engaging art in the small coastal town of Rockland, Maine. From vibrant murals all the way to a curatorial public history project about the origins of the American-style donut, her multidisciplinary artwork stands out because it’s...
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Last fall, the world watched with sorrow as Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey devastated the southern United States and the Caribbean. To support arts and cultural communities affected by these...
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.
When we think of the poet Walt Whitman, we usually associate him with New York or Washington, DC. But Alabama? Not so much. But for filmmaker Jennifer Crandall, formerly a video journalist for the Washington Post , Whitman was exactly who she found herself thinking of as she fell in love with the...

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