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September 2014

Six young men carry food through a street fair.
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is launching new resources to assist practitioners who are working on arts-based community development projects. These resources will assist those practitioners to develop projects that are authentic, equitable, and that...

August 2014

2014 National Heritage Fellows
Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano , and African-American religious singing; Irish dancing; and Native-American, African-American, and Ukrainian crafts. All of the artists featured are...
Cover of "The Art of Empathy' and full page spread
Washington, DC—Literary translators undertake the challenging task of bringing the authors who are renowned in their own countries to a new audience, exposing readers to global experiences, deep insights, as well as surprise connections. Today, the National Endowment for the...
2014 National Book Festival poster
Washington, D.C. – A new location, new conversations, and a new poetry slam are in the lineup for this year’s Poetry & Prose Pavilion at the National Book Festival. For the first time, the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will host two panel discussions about the art...

July 2014

Medal of Arts
Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will...
Bears enjoying music
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) expands its support of arts-based community development with recommended grants for the fourth year of the NEA's Our Town program . NEA Chairman Jane Chu announces today that the agency will award 66 Our Town...
Wendy Clark
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Clark as director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity. Clark has served as acting director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity since November 2012 and will continue to manage the NEA's...

June 2014

Six actors performing, holding cut outs of waves, a ship, clouds, and lightning
Minneapolis, MN – Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 25 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities . The...
Julius Rudel with other opera honorees
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of opera director and conductor Julius Rudel, recipient of a 2009 NEA Opera Honors award. Julius Rudel took a shoestring company, the New York City Opera, and made it a fearless...
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Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced today the latest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships and NEA Jazz Masters awards, the nation's highest honors in the folk and traditional arts and jazz fields. These artists, musicians, culture bearers,...

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