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April 2020

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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...

March 2020

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Washington, DC —In recognition of the arts’ $877 billion contribution to the U.S. economy and a source of 5.1 million American jobs, the National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $75 million in funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
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Washington, DC —According to the latest data issued today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, the arts remain a vital component of the U.S. economy. As the United States navigates a time of economic uncertainty due to the spread of COVID-...
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Due to concerns about COVID-19, the National Endowment for the Arts and SFJAZZ will postpone the celebration of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters that was scheduled to take place in San Francisco, California, April 1–3, 2020. The rescheduled dates will be announced in the future. “The...
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THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN POSTPONED INCLUDING THE EVENT WITH THE SECOND LADY ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16 Washington, DC —In celebration of Creative Arts Therapies Week, the National Endowment for the Arts is presenting the exhibit Creative Forces: Conquering the Invisible...

February 2020

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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announced that five new NEA Research Labs are joining its national network dedicated to investigating the impact of the arts through the social and behavioral sciences. The Arts Endowment’s is providing almost $850,000 in...
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Washington, DC —Join the National Endowment for the Arts in celebrating the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters— Dorthaan Kirk , Bobby McFerrin , Roscoe Mitchell , and Reggie Workman —at free, open to the public events April 1–3, 2020, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, held in...

January 2020

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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts today released the full results from the nation’s largest, most representative survey of adult participation in the arts. The new Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) records the different ways that American...
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Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts announced today a total of $1.2 million in fellowships to creative writers and translators, supporting both the development of new works of American literature and the translation into English of literary prose, poetry, and...

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