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March 2018

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On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the FY 2018 Omnibus spending bill that includes $152.849 million for the National Endowment for the Arts. The National Endowment for the Arts is deeply appreciative of the support of members of Congress for the agency’s mission of...
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Washington, DC - On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the 193rd public meeting of the National Council on the Arts will take place at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC, from 9:00 to 11:30 am EST. This meeting is the second of three...
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On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, I want to express our great sadness at the loss of a true friend and longtime arts champion, U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter. As co-chair of the House of Representative’s Arts Caucus, Representative Slaughter was tireless in...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) along with its partner the American Theatre Wing and collaborators Playbill, Inc., Disney Theatrical Productions, and Samuel French announce the finalists of the NEA’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge . Six finalists...
Collage of photos of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters: Dianne Reeves, Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny
Washington, DC—Each year the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honors individuals whose talent and dedication have made an impact on jazz in this country. In celebration of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters— Todd Barkan , Joanne Brackeen , Pat Metheny , and Dianne Reeves —the NEA,...
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Washington, DC —New data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of the impact the arts have on the nation’s economy. The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than...

February 2018

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Today we learned that the President’s FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals in thousands of communities and in every Congressional District in the...
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Washington, DC – To advance our understanding of how the arts intersect with other fields such as education, health, and business, the National Endowment for the Arts announces a new round of NEA Research Labs . The labs investigate the value and impact of the arts in both arts...
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Washington, DC —Each year, more than 4,500 communities large and small throughout the United States benefit from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants to nonprofits. For the NEA’s first of two major grant announcements of fiscal year 2018, more than $25 million in grants...

January 2018

A man and a woman pose holding a plaque which says "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2017"
Washington, DC—For the second year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts ranked among the best small government agencies at which to work in the federal government. According to the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey produced by the Partnership for...

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