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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...
Infographic showing support for literature fellowships
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...
A hand in the foreground rolls blue paint on a cement block wall in the creation of a mural
Washington, DC —Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year...
female student sits at piano with two men looking at sheet music with her
Washington, DC —Calling all high school songwriters! Beginning today, January 13, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge . This national contest is for high school students...

November 2019

logo for Creative Forces
Washington, DC —In service to our nation’s military service members, today the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Rural Health (ORH) are announcing plans to expand the telehealth component of Creative Forces®: NEA...
Medal of Arts
Washington, DC —President Donald J. Trump will present the 2019 National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Thursday, November 21, 2019, in the White House at 3:30 PM EST (please note the updated time). Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National...

October 2019

A young woman sits on a piano bench holding a guitar while two men stand casually leaning on the piano
Washington, DC —The public is invited to the 198th meeting of the National Council on the Arts , which takes place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM to noon ET at the Phillips Collection, located at 1600 21st St NW in Washington, DC. The meeting includes agency business...
NEA Big Read logo and book covers.
Washington, DC —Are you a nonprofit organization interested in increasing community engagement, creating new partnerships, and celebrating great books? The 2020-2021 guidelines for National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grants are now available. This National Endowment for the...
Logo for Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge
Washington, DC —The six winners of the 2019 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge will be at New York City’s Reservoir studios for the recording of their final, original song on October 20 and 21, 2019. The Songwriting Challenge is a program of the National Endowment for the...

September 2019

Two women standing in front of wall of pinned-up easel sheets
Washington DC —In its ongoing support of rural communities, the National Endowment for the Arts announces the 2019 communities taking part in its national initiative, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD). New this year, the Arts Endowment is expanding CIRD’s offerings...

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