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January 9, 2010 New York, NY On Tuesday, January 12th, the new class of NEA Jazz Masters Fellows will be honored at the awards ceremony & concert in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation's highest award in...
January 8, 2010 New York, NY In his remarks opening the plenary session of the 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Chairman Rocco Landesman focused on conference theme of "Risk. Opportunity. Now." Afterwards, he was joined by MacArthur Foundation "Genius"...
January 8, 2010 Washington, DC On January 6, 2010, PBS Newshour featured an interview segment with NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown met with Landesman to discuss his ideas for the agency, including the Art Works theme that will inform his tenure at the Endowment. The...
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman decided to steer the Art Works Tour to a more immediate community this week: his new backyard of Washington DC. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCAH) hosted an Art Works roundtable discussion with the Chairman at Busboys and Poets, a popular DC gathering...
December 16, 2009 Washington, DC As noted in an earlier post, Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009) was a fierce advocate for the folk & traditional arts, bringing a national focus to how *art works* at the local level. To cap off our celebration of the life and work of Ms. Hawes, we have posted two...
December 16, 2009 Washington, DC The archives of the two recent NEA webcasts are now available in the Research section of the NEA website. The Cultural Workforce Forum was a day-long series of presentations and discussions about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a...
December 10, 2009 Washington, DC Today, the National Endowment for the Arts is hosting a live webcast of a roundtable discussion convened by NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa. The webcast will run from at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm (EST) The event brings together representatives of national arts...
December 8, 2009 Washington, DC This Thursday, December 10, the Arts Endowment will release the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts , the nation’s largest and most representative study of adults’ arts participation habits. To highlight the release, a roundtable discussion is...
December 3, 2009 Washington, DC Bess Lomax Hawes. Photo by Michael Geissinger, NEA file photo It is with great sadness that we report that Bess Lomax Hawes passed away on Friday evening, November 27. A lifetime advocate of how *art works* in communities across the nation, Bess was the Director of...
November 26, 2009 Washington, DC Chairman Rocco Landesman will be in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, over the Thanksgiving weekend as part of the Art Works tour. While there he will visit the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts . "I am thankful that we have so many wonderful museums across...

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