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November 2012

Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA will award 832 grants totaling $23.3 million through its Art Works funding category. Not-for-profit arts organizations in 47 states plus the District of Columbia and...
Today, Rocco Landesman confirmed his plans to step down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the calendar year: "My intention has always been to serve one term, and we have been able to accomplish more than I had ever thought possible: sparking a...
Washington, DC -- On September 13, 2012 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman outlined a bold, new vision for the NEA's commitment to arts education. The arts need to be front and center as part of every school reform strategy...
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Rear Admiral Alton L. Stocks, Commander, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, were at The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts to announce
The National Endowment for the Arts expands its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring music therapy to patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center including patients at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) located on...
WHAT: Columbia University 's Maison Française , the World Leaders Forum and the School of the Arts host National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Rocco Landesman, and Cultural Counselor for the French Embassy in the U.S., Antonin Baudry, for a conversation on arts policies...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of artist Will Barnet, recipient of a 2011 National Medal of Arts. A painter, printmaker, and teacher, Barnet is known for his meticulously constructed depictions of...

October 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- "A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence," said Ralph Waldo Emerson in an 1857 essay. For the first time, the American creative sector will be measured on a macroeconomic level by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the federal agency of...
Washington, DC -- Three new novels have been added to The Big Read library, joining such classics as To Kill a Mockingbird , Fahrenheit 451 , and Their Eyes Were Watching God . Soon communities across the country will experience the conflicts of first-generation Americans in...
Washington, DC -- The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2012, will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:30 AM EST. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations. An archived version of the...
On October 11, 2012, the NEA will post guidelines and application materials for Our Town , the agency's primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Our Townwill invest in creative and innovative...

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