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May 2016

High School Musical Theater Song Writing Competition
Washington, DC – Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Playbill, Inc. announce d three national finalist s in the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students. With additional support provided by Disney Theatrical Group , the Songwriting...
Infographic showing distribution of NEA grants
Washington, DC —As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50 th...
Children painting a mural
Washington, DC —Creative placemaking is increasingly a tool of choice for those working to forge solutions to community development challenges. As one of the leaders in the creative placemaking field, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its latest round of funding...
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...
6 people in group in front of banner with Tony Awards and CBS logos
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...
circular staircase in alley with brightly painted steps
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...

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