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Washington, DC Dylan Landis DC-based writer Dylan Landis was one of 42 prose writers to receive a 2010 NEA Literature Fellowship. Her body of work includes Normal People Don't Live Like This , a novel-in-stories that was listed as one of Newsday' s "Ten Best Books of 2009" and one...
Hartford, Connecticut Two pottery pieces by Kristen Dockendorff were just some of the art work on display in CHANGE , a juried exhibition of local artists sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism (CCCT). Photo by CCCT staff. Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the...
Washington, DC In today's vlog, NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach discusses the six "livability" principles that should inform community design. [flv: http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/JS-livability.mp4 450 273] [ transcript ] If you missed the first two vlogs in our...
Chicago, Illinois Photo courtesy NEA staff Yesterday, more than 50 experts in education, arts, government, and business convened in Chicago for the NEA?s 2010 Education Leaders Institute (ELI). Dream teams competed to win a spot to participate in a design studio for public education that focuses on...
Washington, DC John Hickenlooper, mayor of Denver since 2003, has been using the arts to increase the city's livability since he took office (and even before). In 2004, he participated in the NEA's Mayors' Institute on City Design, using the session to discuss the design of Denver's...
Winston-Salem, North Carolina Broad Street Bridge over US 421/Business 40, Downtown Winston-Salem. Photo courtesy Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in North Carolina, incorporated in 1949, was the first locally established arts...
Washington, DC City Arts DC's Duke Ellington Mural was installed at 1200 U Street, NW in 2007. Photo courtesy City Arts DC I founded City Arts DC in 1997 in order to continue the work I had begun under the auspices of DC Artworks, a nonprofit arts organization that supervised the District Mayor...
Washington, DC A Cure for What Ails Me by Tigerplish from flickr We recently released a new report on how Americans participate in the arts through media. Not media as in journalism, but media as in technology: one of the questions that bedeviled us as we completed the report was what to name it...
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ArtsQuest President Jeff Parks, Lafayette College President Dan Weiss, me, Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, & NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach at the July 15 MICD 25 grants announcement in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo by Victoria Hutter I was...
Washington, DC Duke Ellington (far left) and his orchestra performing at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1940. Photo by William P. Gottlieb This week's podcast continues our look at the nation's capital, this time turning our attention to one of DC's most famous sons, Duke...

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