The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

NEA Arts Magazine

Cover of NEA Arts No 1 2015
When the milestone Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990, individuals with disabilities were guaranteed equal access to social realms that most of us take for granted:...


The NEA works with more than 20 other federal agencies, state and local governments, state and regional arts agencies, and private nonprofits on projects that provide opportunities for thousands of Americans to experience quality arts programming throughout the country.