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January 2018

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It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Sidney “Pepper” Smith III, artist communities and presenting & multidisciplinary works specialist at the NEA. Pepper passed away on December 28, 2017. We at the NEA grieve over this loss and send our thoughts and...

December 2017

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Washington, DC —High school students have the chance to win a music publishing deal and $25,000 scholarship as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge . The NEA confirmed details of the competition’s prizes; all six finalists will...

November 2017

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The National Endowment for the Arts announces more details on emergency funding for the arts communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by recent hurricanes. The state arts agencies in those states requested emergency funding from the NEA...
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Washington, DC —In honor of National Veterans and Military Family Month in November, the National Endowment for the Arts is posting new resources at arts.gov as part of Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network . Personal stories and new research highlight both the...
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Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has an extensive history of supporting literature in America, providing funding for the creation of new works and for the translation of some of the world’s best literature into English. As part of this ongoing commitment...
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Washington, DC —Rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers, according to a new research report, Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America: Research Findings from...

October 2017

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Washington, DC ­­­­­­­­­­­- On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the 192nd public meeting of the National Council on the Arts will take place on Capitol Hill at the Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-485, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT,...
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Washington, DC — Legendary prizefighter Jack Johnson, the people of Appalachia, the care of aging parents, and life in the desert landscape of the Southwest are the subjects of the latest additions to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read , providing communities around...

September 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts is preparing its support for the recovery of the arts and cultural communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the regions designated a major disaster area by FEMA in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands...
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Washington, DC —American musical theater is burgeoning with new musical styles, stories, and audiences, offering a world of possibility for young artists, especially songwriters. To encourage young artists to enter musical theater, the National Endowment for the Arts is...

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