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Washington, DC— Two poetry collections, one memoir, one creative nonfiction book, and two novels will join the NEA Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read annually supports community reading programs...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will host the public session of the 195th National Council on the Arts meeting on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9:00 am at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. The National Council on the Arts members...
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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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“Art is always visionary. Art always disturbs present realities, however satisfactory they may seem to the rest of the world.” —Visual artist Ben Shahn While it may be true that...


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