The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

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NEA Arts Magazine

NEA Arts cover no1 2014
Although we are a national arts agency, the NEA’s artistic vision and impact are hardly limited by U.S. borders. How could they be? Art is inherently fluid, able to cross...


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.