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September 2018

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Washington, DC — New survey findings from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) show gains in arts attendance totals, rates, and demographic groups plus sizeable growth in poetry-reading. Published today, U.S. Trends in Arts Attendance and Literary Reading: 2002-2017 is a...

August 2018

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Washington, DC —Recognizing the importance of helping more readers gain access to works of world literature, the National Endowment for the Arts will award $325,000 in Literature Translation Fellowships to 25 translators to bring voices and stories from 17 countries to English-...
Headshots of nine individuals with next saying 2018 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships
Washington, DC —This September, the National Endowment for the Arts will host two free events to celebrate the recipients of our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, the NEA National Heritage Fellows. The awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 is an...
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WHAT: The National Endowment for the Arts will sponsor the Poetry and Prose Stage at the 2018 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1 in Washington, DC. This year’s pavilion will feature: a conversation between the current Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith with past Poet...

July 2018

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Washington, DC—Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honor in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this...

June 2018

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Washington, DC — A new study funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) reveals that art work created by military service members as part of their medical treatment for psychological health conditions conveys valuable information for doctors. This benefit is especially...
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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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