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April 2018

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WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2018 Poetry Out...
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A song about the zombie apocalypse won first place in the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge final competition . Junior high school student David Volpini from Macomb, Michigan is the national songwriting champion, receiving the top prize of a $25,000 school scholarship—...
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Washington, DC— Reciting the words of poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Li-Young Lee, and Emily Brontë, students from all across the country will compete for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a grand prize of $20,000. The national finals will take place in...
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Washington, DC —Please join the National Endowment for the Arts and its partners for a live webcast of the 2018 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge national competition. Watch the six finalists—one duo and five individuals--put their music and lyrics to the test and vie for...

March 2018

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On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the FY 2018 Omnibus spending bill that includes $152.849 million for the National Endowment for the Arts. The National Endowment for the Arts is deeply appreciative of the support of members of Congress for the agency’s mission of...
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Washington, DC - On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the 193rd public meeting of the National Council on the Arts will take place at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC, from 9:00 to 11:30 am EST. This meeting is the second of three...
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On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, I want to express our great sadness at the loss of a true friend and longtime arts champion, U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter. As co-chair of the House of Representative’s Arts Caucus, Representative Slaughter was tireless in...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) along with its partner the American Theatre Wing and collaborators Playbill, Inc., Disney Theatrical Productions, and Samuel French announce the finalists of the NEA’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge . Six finalists...
Collage of photos of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters: Dianne Reeves, Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny
Washington, DC—Each year the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honors individuals whose talent and dedication have made an impact on jazz in this country. In celebration of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters— Todd Barkan , Joanne Brackeen , Pat Metheny , and Dianne Reeves —the NEA,...
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Washington, DC —New data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of the impact the arts have on the nation’s economy. The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than...

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