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April 2017

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Washington, DC—For the first time, state leaders will have authoritative federal data on arts and cultural employment and compensation in their state with the announcement of the latest findings from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA). A collaboration of...
Logo for the Poetry Out Loud program - a microphone and words
Washington, DC —Since 2005, 3.3 million students from across the country have memorized some of the best poetry, sharing their interpretation of the work of poets such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Walt Whitman, and Kevin Young through a dynamic recitation competition—National...

March 2017

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Washington —The role of the arts in helping heal the signature wounds of our recent wars is significant and expanding. Through its national initiative Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network , the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is adding four clinical sites to...
A second-grader at Quatama Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon, lights the sculpture she created when a visual arts residency was integrated with the study of electrical circuits. Photo by Janis Hill
Washington, DC —The spring meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET in Conference Rooms A -C at the Constitution Center, 400 7 th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506. The meeting includes agency business as well...
Today we learned that the President’s FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals of all ages in thousands of communities, large, small,...

February 2017

Photos of 2017 NEA Jazz Masters
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters – recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz – during Jazz Appreciation Month in April with free events that will illuminate the artists’ lives and music. A concert in honor of...
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Washington, DC-- Today the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announce a new agreement to continue the partnership that oversees the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) program. Founded in 1986 by former Charleston, South...

December 2016

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Washington, DC —The arts matter to individuals, to communities, and contributed to making the National Endowment for the Arts the best place to work among small agencies of the federal government. According to the 2016 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey...
A young boy sits in the front of a computer with other students working on computers in the background.
Washington, DC —For its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts announced more than $30 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the areas of Art Works, Art Works:...
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Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces the first projects funded through a new program, NEA Research Labs. The cross-sector projects supported through the program investigate how the arts contribute to positive outcomes for individuals and...

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