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July 2019

Mary Anne Carter delivers remarks against backdrop of Pearl Harbor
Honolulu, Hawaii —Against the dramatic backdrop of Pearl Harbor with the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri Memorial, guests gathered on Friday, June 28 to honor the contributions of military families to the nation’s defense and to celebrate the experiences offered to those...

June 2019

Photos of the 2019 National Heritage Fellows with text reading 2019 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows.
Washington, DC —Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The 2019 recipients are masters of a wide range of folk and traditional art forms: Tejano...
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Washington, DC —The National Council on the Arts , the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, will gather in and around Detroit, Michigan, for their summer meeting, June 19 to 21, 2019—only the second meeting convened outside of Washington, DC in the past 29...
A woman sits behind a desk signing books with a crowd of people around her.
Washington, DC —Through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, 78 organizations across the nation will have the opportunity to come together through the joy of sharing a good book. The latest NEA Big Read grants total more than $1 million and will support community...

May 2019

girls at a display next to a school bus with adults looking on
Jackson, MS —National Endowment for the Arts Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Jennifer Hughes announced today the opening of the 2019 Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) with a call for applications to the program. Since 1991, this National Endowment for the...
Photos of the 2020 Jazz Masters with text saying "National Endowment for the Arts 2020 Jazz Masters"
Washington, DC —Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA...
A toddler girl standing in the grass next to her sitting father as they watch an outdoor performance
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts announces $80.4 million for 1,114 new awards located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. jurisdictions. This is the Art Endowment’s second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2019, and these awards...
father holds son as both look at a painting in a museum
Washington, DC —Celebrating the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide have signed on to provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer...
Photos of the top nine Poetry Out Loud finalists
WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2019 Poetry Out Loud National...

April 2019

Cover of report Artists and Cultural Workers
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing the third in a series of research reports describing the arts ecosystem in the United States. Available today, the Office of Research & Analysis (ORA) at the Arts Endowment presents Artists and Other Cultural...

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