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March 2018

Collage of photos of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters: Dianne Reeves, Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny
Washington, DC—Each year the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honors individuals whose talent and dedication have made an impact on jazz in this country. In celebration of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters— Todd Barkan , Joanne Brackeen , Pat Metheny , and Dianne Reeves —the NEA,...
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Washington, DC —New data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers an insightful picture of the impact the arts have on the nation’s economy. The arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy, more than...

February 2018

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Today we learned that the President’s FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals in thousands of communities and in every Congressional District in the...
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Washington, DC – To advance our understanding of how the arts intersect with other fields such as education, health, and business, the National Endowment for the Arts announces a new round of NEA Research Labs . The labs investigate the value and impact of the arts in both arts...
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Washington, DC —Each year, more than 4,500 communities large and small throughout the United States benefit from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants to nonprofits. For the NEA’s first of two major grant announcements of fiscal year 2018, more than $25 million in grants...

January 2018

A man and a woman pose holding a plaque which says "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2017"
Washington, DC—For the second year in a row, the National Endowment for the Arts ranked among the best small government agencies at which to work in the federal government. According to the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government survey produced by the Partnership for...
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On January 23, 2018 the Catholic League held a news conference at the National Press Club claiming that the National Endowment for the Arts had funded a production of Jerry Springer: The Opera presented by the New Group in New York City. This claim is false. No NEA funds were...
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Washington, DC — The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design TM (CIRD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, has issued a request for proposals inviting communities to apply for design assistance. The CIRD program provides rural communities with...
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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...

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