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September 2016

a dragon bicycle sculpture parades down a town's main street
Washington, DC —Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50 th anniversary Creativity Connects* initiative . Creativity Connects: Trends and...
Medal of Arts
Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the 2015 National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in the morning in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event...
Festival poster with two people in a boat surrounded by books with birds flying above
Washington, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor the Poetry & Prose stage at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in Washington, DC. The Poetry & Prose stage provides an opportunity for visitors to hear...

August 2016

Photo collage of the 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellows
Washington, DC —One of our country’s greatest qualities is the diversity and richness of our cultural heritage, ranging from artistic traditions that have been practiced here for hundreds of years to those newly introduced by recent immigrants. Nine of these unique traditions...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by-state perspective on how Americans participate in the arts. In addition, the data reveal that despite decades of declining arts attendance by U.S...
image of a globe next to a stack of books
Washington, DC—A German science fiction novel, a 12th-century Arabic folk epic, and a Czech author’s autobiographical account of her battle with breast cancer are just three of the works of international literature that will be translated into English with the support of NEA...
Dancers dressed as bugs dance on a city sidewalk for a crowd.
Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts’ digital story series United States of Arts has been nominated for a 2016 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series category. As part of its 50 th anniversary celebration launched in 2015...

July 2016

Headshot of Frank Hodsoll
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of former NEA Chairman Frank Hodsoll. As the NEA’s fourth chairman, Hodsoll served from 1981 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan. With a background as a lawyer and U.S. Army officer,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Humanities ( NEH ) and National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA ) today announced that they are sponsors of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study on the integration of education in the sciences,...
an African American young man sits on a piano stool holding his acoustic guitar
New York, New York (Monday, July 25, 2016) – Angel Rodriguez from Puget Sound Adventist Academy High School in Seattle, Washington was named National Champion of The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students on July 24 th in New York City. Along with the...

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