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Meet Radhika, the heroine of Half the Sky Movement: The Game , a Facebook game that takes players on a journey of empowerment through opportunity. Players meet Radhika in her small village in India where they have their first chance to co-create solutions to significant problems facing many women...
We asked our National Council of the Arts members to share some thoughts about projects from our recent round of grants that particularly resonated with them. Here's what David "Mas" Masumoto and Joan Israelite had to say... David "Mas" Masumoto Allison Orr Dance, Inc aka...
History has a way of insisting itself upon the present. Recently, construction crews digging up a parking lot in central London found what was later confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, nine years earlier, infrastructure upgrades in downtown...
Today, the NEA announced $350,000 in support of 17 new research grants , which offer innovative new ways to measure the value and impact of the arts in the U.S. While descriptions of all our new grantees can be found online , we thought we’d take a closer look at a project from West Chester...
Usually when a performance’s final curtain drops on a tour’s last stop, the show only remains in the memories and experiences of its live audience. Seattle-based On the Boards , however, has come up with a solution to this “one-time-only” mentality. Through OntheBoards.tv,...
Here's Senator Whitehouse welcoming everyone to the grants workshop and introducing me. Photo courtesy of the office of Senator Whitehouse. When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Providence, her eyes lit up. "It's always been a dream of mine to go to Providence," she said...
Spectators enjoy The Circus , a Charlie Chaplin silent film, projected onto the facade of the Queen Theater in Downtown Bryan during October's First Friday. Photo by Stuart Villanueva, courtesy of The Eagle . "I think for a community to grow, as opposed to stagnating, art is an important...
Helen Beverley and David Opatoshu as the star-crossed lovers in the Edgar G. Ulmer directed 1939 American Yiddish film classic The Light Ahead . Restored and with new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film "[Yiddish films] preserve an invaluable “family album”...
Gallery exhibits---like this one of work by artist Aaron Henderson---are just one of the many programs that take place at Chattanooga's Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Photo courtesy of BSCC "We... never know if the next Carmen De Lavallade, Jacob Lawrence, or Wynton Marsalis is in our midst...
The first time I saw the AIDS Memorial Quilt was in 1996, the last time it was displayed in full in Washington, DC. I was 13 years old, and my father had taken my younger sister and I to the National Mall to see what had by then become a nearly two-mile commemoration of the roughly six million...

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