NEA Arts Magazine

Tony Chauveaux Trades Pennsylvania Ave for Presidential Archive

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Tony Chauveaux

NEA Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards Tony Chauveaux. Photo by Kevin Allen.

There's a lot more Diet Coke in the vending machine these days at the NEA since Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards Tony Chauveaux departed for a new opportunity in California. Chauveaux, who came to the agency from the Texas Arts Commission in 2003, is now the new Deputy Director for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. At the NEA, Chauveaux oversaw all direct discipline grants, earning deep respect from the NEA's discipline directors as well as from arts and service organizations across the country. He also spearheaded the agency's Challenge America: Reaching Every Community effort, which has awarded a direct NEA grant in every Congressional district since 2005 -- a historic achievement for the agency. "Tony brought experience and vigor to a project vital to making the NEA truly national in scope," said Chairman Dana Gioia. "He is an exemplary public servant who has the admiration of all his NEA colleagues. We wish him great success -- and plenty of Diet Coke -- with his newest venture."