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May 2016

A teenage girl in a black dress speaks at a microphone with a Poetry Out Loud sign behind her.
WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of National Poetry Out Loud...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce it has been selected by the Tony Awards® Administration Committee to receive the 2016 Special Tony Award for its “unwavering commitment in paving the road" between Broadway and cities throughout the U.S. “...

April 2016

Logo for the Poetry Out Loud program - a microphone and words
WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, May 3, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather to match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in the...
A group of people at the US Cultural Delegation visit to Cuba
Havana, Cuba —On April 21, three federal agencies and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced a number of agreements that create arts and cultural collaborations between U.S. and Cuban scholars, artists, public agencies, and institutions. Like the...
Dark-haired man stands with waving school children
Havana, Cuba —For the first time, the U.S. Government will support artistic cultural exchanges between U.S. and Cuban artists, thanks to a commitment by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) made while in Cuba this week. Following three days of artistic events and meetings...
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Washington, DC – Less than a month after the historic visit by President Barack Obama, a U.S. government cultural mission to Cuba will take place from April 18-21, 2016. The President described his trip as extending the hand of friendship to the Cuban people, and this delegation...
Poetry Out Loud logo
WASHINGTON, DC – Poet Edgar Albert Guest once asked, “How much grit do you think you’ve got?” On May 3 and 4 in Washington, DC, high school students from every state will test their grit and wit in the national finals of Poetry Out Loud, the nation’s largest youth poetry...

March 2016

theater masks created by service members on display table
Washington, DC --The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:30 am EDT. The meeting will be held in Conference Room A and B on the Plaza Level of the Constitution Center at 400 7th St. SW, Washington,...
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Washington, DC – Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group was appointed by President Obama and has been confirmed by the United States Senate as a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the...

February 2016

Collage of the 2016 NEA National Heritage winners
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters at a tribute concert, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, DC. Taking...

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