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This weekend, millions of American workers will take a break from the daily grind, including artists and arts workers. Learn more about this segment of the workforce in this Labor Day quiz. *********************************************** Q How many working artists are there in the U.S.? [showhide...
Washington, DC Times Square Fisheye , courtesy of Randy Le'Moine Photography via Flickr What draws young talent to a town or city? Going one step further, what attracts them to a particular zone or neighborhood? The answers, if known, would excite many a corporate recruiter. True, we may never...
Washington, DC President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Arts and Humanities Act on September 29, 1965. Photo courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library A Compendium of Statistics on the National Endowment for the Arts on the occasion of its 45th Birthday Forty-five years ago today,...
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...
Washington, DC On Monday, the NEA's research team convened 30 experts in urban and rural planning, community development, sociology, economics, and arts administration for a day-long forum titled "Arts and Livability: The Road to Better Metrics." We were interested in brainstorming...
Rocco greets NCA member Terry Teachout before the start of the public session of the 169th meeting of the National Council on the Arts. Photo by Kathy Plowitz-Worden Friday was a bit of a gloomy day here in Washington, DC, but things were pretty lively inside the Old Post Office where the National...
March 25, 2010 Washington, DC The Red Cedar Trio perform Rural Outreach concerts at the tiny rural Czech community near Solon, Iowa. This concert at Sts. Peter and Paul Church featured the music of little-known 19th-century Czech composer Wenceslaus Metiegka. (Photo by Leonard Strutmann) If you...