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March 2015

Headshots of 2015 NEA Jazz Masters and headshot of Christian McBride
Washington, DC —On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30pm, the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will present the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New...

January 2015

An infographic that examines motivations and barriers to arts attendance
WASHINGTON, DC — Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so...
Dancers on mountain
WASHINGTON, DC — “Art is the child of Nature,” said American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service celebrates the intersections between the two in honor of the NEA’s 50th...

December 2014

Smith Corona with manuscript
Washington, DC —Guidelines and application materials for two National Endowment for the Arts funding categories have been posted on the NEA's website. The 2015 Art Works and Challenge America programs support projects anticipated to take place beginning in 2016. Any...
Graphic image of snow silhouette again winter landscape
Washington, DC— In this holiday season, the National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to partner with the White House and Second Story, a part of SapientNitro, to add a new experience to the annual White House Holiday Tour. The new, immersive digital wonderland developed...
Children in school showing art work
Washington, DC — From partnerships to develop a districtwide arts education plan in North Carolina to poetry from a combat engineer to a folk arts festival in rural Wyoming, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) continues to support the arts and creativity to improve...

November 2014

a woman in a brown shirt and a blue scarf stands on a stage with a man with a beard wearing a brown suit.
Washington, DC —After 29 years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving the folk and traditional arts field, Barry Bergey is retiring from the NEA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Bergey has been Director of the Folk and Traditional Arts program since 2000 following 15...

October 2014

An ornate crystal pitcher with a gold mount
Washington, DC--The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014, will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:15 AM EST. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations. An archived version of the...
dancers perform at outdoor creative placemaking event
Washington, DC — The multiplatform convening, Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and T ransforming Place , will be live webcast on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm ET. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), with support from ArtPlace America , is...
Photo of Ann Meier Baker
Washington, D.C. –The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Ann Meier Baker as its new director of music and opera, effective January 12, 2015. As head of the NEA’s Music and Opera Office, she will lead NEA grantmaking in music and opera grants as well as the...

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