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March 2019

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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will host the public session of the 196th National Council on the Arts meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Capitol Hill at the Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-485. The National...
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Washington, DC —The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billion to the U...
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The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that Michael Orlove is the new director of States, Regionals, and Locals Partnerships, a new position at the agency. He will take on this new position on Monday, April 1, 2019. Since 2012, Michael Orlove has served as...
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Washington, DC —Through its NEA Research Labs , the National Endowment for the Arts is funding four new labs and extending the activities of an existing lab to support research into improving social and emotional well-being and enhancing cognition and learning through the arts...

February 2019

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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce that First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs of Blue Star Museums 2019. Blue Star...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is launching the next phase of Creative Forces® by funding 10 Community Connections projects at 11 Creative Forces sites to develop community-based arts programs for military populations. These projects use the creative and...
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Washington, DC— With today’s announcement of more than $27 million in grants, the National Endowment for the Arts is continuing its efforts to provide all Americans with the opportunity to participate in and experience the arts. These fiscal year 2019 grants will reach all 50...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters. For the second year and in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the Arts Endowment is calling for applications from high school students to the agency’s...

October 2018

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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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