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August 2016

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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

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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,...
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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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New York, NY – The search for next generation of songwriters culminates on Sunday, July 24, in New York City as finalists compete for the title of National Champion in The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students . The Songwriting Challenge is a pilot...
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Washington, DC— Over the past ten years, the National Endowment for the Arts has supported more than 1,200 NEA Big Read projects across the country, with 4.2 million Americans taking part in these innovative community-wide programs that each explore a single book. In celebration...

June 2016

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Washington, DC —Masters of art forms ranging from Native-American basketmaking, to Laotian khaen playing, to Mardi Gras Indian traditions will receive the 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships, our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. These nine individuals...
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Washington, DC – The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts , the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, takes place on Friday, June 24, 2016 and will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:15 am EDT. The meeting includes agency...
Photos of 2017 NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC — This evening at the DC Jazz Festival’s concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. These five...

May 2016

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Washington, DC — NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the seventh annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums...

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