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Ruby Dee on her couch holding up a copy of Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of film legend and 1995 National Medal of Arts recipient Ruby Dee. Actress and civil rights activist, Dee was a strong advocate for African-American actors and film crews, often taking...
Photo of Jane Chu
This afternoon, the United States Senate voted to confirm Jane Chu as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The White House is expected to make the official appointment in the coming days and Chu will begin her appointment shortly thereafter. Senior Deputy...
A teaching artist works with three students learning the violin.
Washington, DC — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $74.85 million in 971 grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide as part of the second half of its fiscal year 2014 funding. In addition to direct...
Students sitting on stairs in front of building.
NEA's Challenge America Fast-Track Director Michael Killoren will present a webinar on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET to help potential applicants navigate the application materials and process. There will be an overview presentation of CAFT guidelines, followed...
budget in scrabble tiles
Today, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget request of $146.021 million for the National Endowment for the Arts , the same amount as the current year's budget. Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa said, "In these challenging economic times, it is heartening that...
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...
arts journalism panel discussion in Macon, Georgia
Washington, DC –The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is committed to advancing arts journalism in the digital age and to funding projects that feature new models for sustaining arts criticism and coverage. On December 11, 2013 via webinar, the NEA announced four grant...
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...
Ralph Remington
Washington --The National Endowment for the Arts announces that Theater/Musical Theater Director Ralph Remington will be departing the NEA to join Actors Equity Association as that organization's western regional director/assistant executive director beginning January 2014...

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