In Pursuit of the Creative Life: The Future of Arts and Creativity -- Photo Gallery

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A woman in a black jacket and pink scarf speaks at a podium with the words National Endowment for the Arts projected on the wall next to her.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu welcomes the convening participants.

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A woman in a black suit speaks at a podium.

Deborah F. Rutter, President of the Kennedy Center, welcomes the convening participants.

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Two men, one in a black suit, one in a blue suit, sit on stage speaking to an audience.

Questlove in conversation with Eric Deggans (NPR) for the opening keynote: Creativity Makes the World Go 'Round.

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A man in a black suit sits on a stage.

Keynote speaker Questlove

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A group of eight students wearing black and blue sing on a stage.

Performance by Howard University's vocal jazz-ensemble Afro Blue.

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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Three women sit on a stage with a man at a podium. The woman in the middle speaks while the others listen.

Panel discussion on the Here and Now of Arts and Creativity. From left to right: Agnes Chavez, Shirlette Ammons, Suzy Delvalle, and moderator Sammy Hoi.

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A young woman in an orange sweater speaks at a microphone on a stage.

2014 Poetry Out Loud Champion Anita Norman

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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Three women talk with one another at a table.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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A young man stands on a stage speaking at a microphone, behind him is a group of musicians.

Jake Berglove, finalist in the NEA and Playbill, Inc. piloted Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for high school students, introduces his song "Getting It Sweet."

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Four people pose for a photo in the lobby.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu with Poetry Out Loud National Champions Maeva Ordaz and Anita Norman, and Songwriting Challenge finalist Jake Berglove.

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A woman speaks on a stage with  the words National Endowment for the Arts projected on the wall next to her.

Caroline Woolard presents on the Future of Arts & Creativity.

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Two women stand on a stage. One watches the other while she speaks.

Following Caroline Woolard's presentation, Kemi Ilensanmi moderates a conversation between her and the audience.

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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A woman in a white blouse speaks from a stage.

2015 Poetry Out Loud National Champions Maeva Ordaz.

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Three men and two women sit in chairs on a stage listening to one of the women speak.

Panel discussion, Making It Happen: Next Steps for the Future of Arts & Creativity in America. From left to right: Rob Giampietro, Risë Wilson, moderator Eric Liu, Diane Ragsdale, and Kiran Singh Sirah.

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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A group of men and women sit around a round table listening to one person at the table speak.

Convening participants take part in small group conversations.

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Three men perform, two on steel guitar and one on electric guitar.

Chuck Campbell (NEA National Heritage Fellow) and the Campbell Brothers Band perform.