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June 2018

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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 Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia, for their summer meeting, June 28 and 29, 2018. The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (...
Headshots of nine individuals with next saying 2018 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships
Washington, DC — Today the National Endowment for the Arts is announcing the newest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, who range from an old-time fiddler to a Day of the Dead altar maker to an R&B musician. The NEA National Heritage Fellowships, awarded...
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Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts will bring communities across the country together over the next year to read, celebrate, and connect over great works of literature. Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced 79 NEA Big Read grants totaling more than...

May 2018

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Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of a new director of Dance. Sara C. Nash will join the NEA in August 2018, bringing more than 16 years of national and international experience in the dance field as a funder, producer, and...
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Washington, DC —For the ninth year, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide have signed on for Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel this summer—Memorial Day...
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Washington, DC —In pursuit of its commitment to advance the creative capacity of people and communities across the nation, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of funding for FY 2018. This funding round includes annual partnerships with state,...
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Washington, DC —Jen Hughes has been selected as the National Endowment for the Arts director of Design and Creative Placemaking. Hughes has served as acting director of Design since June 2017, and will continue to oversee grant portfolios that support the design and creative...

April 2018

Headshot of Jane Chu
On June 4, 2018, I will conclude my four-year term as the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. I am so appreciative of having had this opportunity. The National Endowment for the Arts is doing effective and meaningful work to help the arts thrive and connect to...
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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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