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July 2020

An American flag that says CARES Act funding awarded National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announces the nonprofit arts organizations recommended for direct funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These 855 organizations —located in every state, the District of Columbia, and...

June 2020

A collage of photos of different individuals with art work or performing with the text 2020 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships
Washington, DC—As part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to support and celebrate our nation’s rich traditional arts heritage, the agency is announcing the 2020 recipients of its National Heritage Fellowships. These lifetime honor awards of $25,000 are given in...
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Washington, DC—Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read initiative brings communities together around the shared activity of reading and discussing a book. Today, the Arts Endowment is announcing funding for 84 organizations to lead NEA Big Read projects between...
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As a part of its regular grantmaking, separate from grants related to CARES Act funding, the National Endowment for the Arts announces over $84 million for 1,144 new awards to organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and each of the five U.S. territories. Grants...

April 2020

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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation are recognizing and celebrating the 2020 Poetry Out Loud™ student champions by distributing cash prize awards, sharing videos of poetry recitations by participants across the United States, and announcing...
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Washington, DC—Recognizing the benefits of theater experiences in developing creative, adept, and resilient young people, the National Endowment for the Arts is releasing Envisioning the Future of Theater for Young Audiences . While the country copes with the ravages of COVID-19...
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Washington, DC — Within 18 days of the president signing the CARES Act, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded almost $30 million to the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia and several of the territories including Puerto Rico. By Congressional mandate, 40...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of National Council on the Arts member, Diane Rodriguez . National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter said, "Our dear friend and cherished member of the National Council on the...
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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to close...
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Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce Brandon Gryde has joined the agency’s staff as the new director of presenting and multidisciplinary works and artist communities. He started in this position on March 30, 2020. Mary Anne Carter, chairman...

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