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2020
The National Endowment for the Arts published Creativity and Persistence: Art that Fueled the Fight for Women’s Suffrage as part of the centennial celebration of passage of the 19th amendment. The book commemorates how the arts were used to change the image of women in America and illustrate the importance of their full participation in society and politics. Throughout the...
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2020
This report presents findings from an evaluation of Poetry Out Loud, a national arts education program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and state and jurisdictional arts agencies. The quasi-experimental study—involving data collection from ten sample schools— assessed the program’s impact on poetry appreciation and engagement, social and emotional development , and academic performance. May...
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2020
This publication details the challenges and opportunities faced by theaters in America focused on programming for young audiences, compiled from a convening held in partnership with the service organizations TYA/USA and TCG at which leaders in the field broke down the challenges of their unique business model and the potential for growth and long-term sustainability. The report also includes research...
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2020
This report uses data from the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts to characterize and compare adults who read books in print only, who read books electronically, and who listen to audiobooks. 62 pp. March 2020
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2020
This resource guide is a consolidation of opportunities offered by federal agencies for organizations looking for funding and other resources to support Native arts and culture activities. 34 pp. 2020
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2020
The 2020 NEA Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, Partnerships, and National Initiatives. January 2020. 24 pp.
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2019
This report provides detailed statistics on adults’ patterns of arts participation, based on the 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. It compares rates of arts attendance, art-making, arts consumption via media, and literary reading among various demographic subgroups. SPPA Appendix Tables (.xlsx file) Arts Data Profile: State‐Level Estimates of Arts Participation Patterns (2017-2018)
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2019
This first-ever analysis of the Arts Endowment’s Folk & Traditional Arts awards portfolio explores the program’s geographic reach, its capacity to address historically underserved populations, and the activities and achievements of its grantees and partners. October 2019. 36 pp. Sample Projects from the Living Traditions study: African Caribbean Dance Theatre Idaho Commission on the Arts Dolly Jacobs Los Cenzontles Mexican...
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2019
Highlights of National Endowment for the Arts activities during Fiscal Year 2018
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2019
This report analyzes six federal datasets—but predominantly the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey—to capture a statistical profile of 11 artist occupations and several types of cultural workers who are non-artists.

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