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April 2020

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Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation are recognizing and celebrating the 2020 Poetry Out Loud™ student champions by distributing cash prize awards, sharing videos of poetry recitations by participants across the United States, and announcing...
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Washington, DC—Recognizing the benefits of theater experiences in developing creative, adept, and resilient young people, the National Endowment for the Arts is releasing Envisioning the Future of Theater for Young Audiences . While the country copes with the ravages of COVID-19...
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Washington, DC — Within 18 days of the president signing the CARES Act, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded almost $30 million to the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia and several of the territories including Puerto Rico. By Congressional mandate, 40...
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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the death of National Council on the Arts member, Diane Rodriguez . National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter said, "Our dear friend and cherished member of the National Council on the...
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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...

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