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If to pray is to focus on that which is important, which is larger than oneself and has meaning, then Yaddo is a place of prayer. –- Zia Haider Rahman Located in Saratoga Springs, New York, Yaddo is one of the oldest and most established artist colonies in the country, and it looks the part...
"Art matters because it is the one true great connector in a world that seems to be very unconnected, and it's important now more than ever to shine a huge light on that connectivity that we have, that we often forget." -Josh Groban You can read the full interview with Josh Groban...
"Art gives us an experience like nothing else can, a chance to connect, understand, and explore perceptions, feelings, and innovative thoughts. Museums provide a space for reflection, experimentation, inspiration, creativity, enjoyment and allow for authentic learning experiences and play...
“The arts belong to us all, and there is a menu of options of ways to be involved in the arts. That's what's so great about the arts.” – Jane Chu Jane Chu has had a busy August making her first official Art Works visits as NEA Chair. Starting close to home, Jane visited...
" I’m not convinced that the questions that have been raised for me by the writing I love the most could be answered by the authors themselves." -- Eula Biss Eula Biss , a 2012 NEA Literature Fellow , is so much more than a writer. Perhaps calling her a modern-day Cassandra comes...
"Short fiction is like low relief. And if your story has no humor in it, then you're trying to look at something in the pitch dark. With the light of humor, it throws what you're writing into relief so that you can actually see it. Otherwise it's just a dark room, and what you'...
Until a few years ago, San Diego’s Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) had no music program to speak of: the school district had cut music education from most of its 45 schools, and no longer employed a full-time music instructor. As a result, organizations like the San Diego Youth...
Amid the sit-ins, marches, and protests of the Civil Rights movement, Ezra Jack Keats played a quieter role, choosing to be an activist on the page rather than in the streets. In 1962, he published The Snowy Day , the first full-color picture book to feature a black child as its protagonist...
"We all live transdisciplinary lives; no one thing defines us. So why not embrace transdisciplinary work? Whatever your field, there is always value in some outside perspective." -- Rachel Sussman What can a simple, unadorned photograph of a tree teach people about a heady concept like...
Next Wednesday, August 27, we'll present the next webinar in our arts and human development series. Mariale Hardiman of Johns Hopkins University and Ivonne Chand O'Neal of the Kennedy Center will share their thoughts on the question: How do in-school arts education programs affect student...

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