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May 2019

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...
Poetry Out Loud logo
WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather to match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry...
A young woman speaks at a microphone with the Poetry Out Loud logo on a screen behind her.
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation will welcome high school students from across the country to Washington, DC, April 30-May 1, 2019 to compete in the national finals of Poetry Out Loud and the chance to win a grand prize of $20,000...

March 2019

A man performs on the violin in a classroom while students watch.
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will host the public session of the 196th National Council on the Arts meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Capitol Hill at the Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-485. The National...
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Washington, DC —The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billion to the U...
man smiling in front of National Endowment for the Arts sign
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that Michael Orlove is the new director of States, Regionals, and Locals Partnerships, a new position at the agency. He will take on this new position on Monday, April 1, 2019. Since 2012, Michael Orlove has served as...
Logo of NEA Research Labs
Washington, DC —Through its NEA Research Labs , the National Endowment for the Arts is funding four new labs and extending the activities of an existing lab to support research into improving social and emotional well-being and enhancing cognition and learning through the arts...

February 2019

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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce that First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs of Blue Star Museums 2019. Blue Star...
four headshots of NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These...

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