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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...
November 25, 2009 Washington, DC The November 20, 2009, NEA Cultural Workforce Forum archive version is now available.* The video and PowerPoint slides for each presentation can be viewed in the same format as the live webcast. Links are provided to each individual presentation. Additional forum-...
November 20, 2009 Washington, DC Today we are presenting the webcast of the Cultural Workforce Forum, a forum about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a part of this country's real economy. Academics, foundation professionals, and service organization...
November 19, 2009 Washington, DC Earlier today, the NEA announced the Indiana Arts Commission as the recipient of the 2009 National Accessibility Leadership Award for their outstanding accessibility work in creating access to careers in the arts for people with disabilities. With their $30,000 NEA...
November 18, 2009 Washington, DC Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20th, the Arts Endowment will present a live webcast of the Cultural Workforce Forum, a forum about America's artists, other cultural workers, and how art works as a part of this country's real economy. Academics,...
November 13, 2009 Washington, DC Adam Sitton and Zach Hoesly, cast members from Eastlight Theatre?s production of Rent , worked with a number of fellow cast and crew members, as well as other artistic citizens, to create a video that highlights some of the ways that art works in Peoria, Illinois. [...
November 9, 2009 Washington, DC Rocco Landesman spent Friday, November 6, with Kathy Chitwood of Eastlight Theatre and Suzette Boulais of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois as well as Peoria artists, arts administrators, civic leaders, and other citizens. It was a full day with a comprehensive...
October 30, 2009 Washington, DC I thought it might help further the conversation to reply to some of these replies to my speech at Grantmakers in the Arts. I'm not going to argue with those who think the NEA shouldn't exist, but would like - in the spirit of provocative give and take - to...
October 21, 2009 Brooklyn, NY Rocco Landesman. Photo by Michael Eastman. Hi. It's good to be back in Brooklyn, where I lived happily for 18 years. If you can linger here for a little while, get to Coney Island, a colorful corner of a vanishing America ? which has thankfully been marked for...

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