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December 2016

man plays keyboard with music therapist
Washington, DC —In recognition of a growing movement to integrate the arts with health in community-based programs, the National Endowment for the Arts is publishing a free, online guide for researchers and practitioners. The National Endowment for the Arts Guide to Community-...
native america girl dancing at powwow
Washington, DC —In its ongoing commitment to producing resources for community engagement with the arts, the National Endowment for the Arts has published How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development . The book features 28 essays from...

November 2016

In Pursuit of the Creative Life: The Future of the Arts and Creativity in America
UPDATE as of November 17, 2016: In Pursuit of the Creative Life: The Future of Arts and Creativity in America will not be live streamed. Stay tuned for a video compilation of the day’s various sessions in the coming weeks. Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts will...

October 2016

Pencil sketch of the front of the NICOE building with masks drawn in front
Bethesda, MD (October 25, 2016) — American service members dedicate their lives and make incredible sacrifices to preserve our safety and freedom. Supporting a successful transition back into society, especially for those who have been injured as a result of their service, has...
students create metal horse with blowtorches
Washington, DC —The fall meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:45 am EDT at the NEA offices at 400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC in Conference Rooms A and B on the main floor. Also, the meeting will be live webcast at...
Pictures of book jackets for NEA Big Read books with text about application deadline.
Washington, DC— Today the National Endowment for the Arts released the application guidelines for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grants. This is the first opportunity organizations have to apply for programming around the 13 new titles added to the NEA Big Read , which include Claudia...
Nation-to-Nation repatriation ceremony in Rapid City, South Dakota
Rapid City, SD— In a Nation-to-Nation repatriation ceremony today in Rapid City, South Dakota, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu, on behalf of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, returned rare audio recordings of traditional Oglala Lakota...

September 2016

young girls dancing in the parks in front of a mobile art studio
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Kresge Foundation are partnering to expand support of creative placemaking through the launch of a pilot technical assistance program. In collaboration with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, National Creative...
NEA logo with triangles
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal grantmaking agency, is the subject of a scam and is alerting the public not to respond to fraudulent notifications. Through this scam, perpetrators claiming to be NEA employees are contacting the public via Facebook...
a dragon bicycle sculpture parades down a town's main street
Washington, DC —Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50 th anniversary Creativity Connects* initiative . Creativity Connects: Trends and...

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