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November 2017

Graphic of two people sitting at laptops and information about the number of Literature Fellowships
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has an extensive history of supporting literature in America, providing funding for the creation of new works and for the translation of some of the world’s best literature into English. As part of this ongoing commitment...
cover of research report showing whirligig workshop
Washington, DC —Rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers, according to a new research report, Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America: Research Findings from...

October 2017

Small stage with young people playing musical instruments
Washington, DC ­­­­­­­­­­­- On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the 192nd public meeting of the National Council on the Arts will take place on Capitol Hill at the Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-485, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT,...
images of the book covers for the four new titles and the NEA Big Read logo.
Washington, DC — Legendary prizefighter Jack Johnson, the people of Appalachia, the care of aging parents, and life in the desert landscape of the Southwest are the subjects of the latest additions to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read , providing communities around...

September 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts is preparing its support for the recovery of the arts and cultural communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the regions designated a major disaster area by FEMA in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
Logo for Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge
Washington, DC —American musical theater is burgeoning with new musical styles, stories, and audiences, offering a world of possibility for young artists, especially songwriters. To encourage young artists to enter musical theater, the National Endowment for the Arts is...
Older man plays violin to two girls
Washington, DC—Older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither is one of the conclusions in a new report published by the National Endowment for the Arts. Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in...

August 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts expresses its deepest concern and most heartfelt sympathies for the millions of people in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are confronted by this disaster. We are working to...
2017 National Book Festival Poster of Cartoon Books in a Crowd
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce its support of the Poetry & Prose Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2017. This year’s stage will feature conversations with some of our nation’s...
Photo collage of male and female traditional artists
Washington, DC—This September, the National Endowment for the Arts will continue its 35-year tradition of celebrating our nation’s master folk and traditional artists, in what has become an annual anticipated event and an opportunity to learn more about our country’s many...

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