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Columbus, Ohio Children ages 6 to 12 participate in the YMCA Performing Arts Camp at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus. Photo courtesy YMCA of Central Ohio Arts organizations in Ohio have long employed the timeless tool of creative collaboration. When executed properly---with a combination of...
Washington, DC Here I am at the Wexner Arts Center with Sherri Geldin, the center's director, Dr. Gordon Gee, OSU president, and Charlotte Kessler from our National Council of the Arts. Photo by A.J. Zanyk I started off this week with a trip to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. This was quite a...
Washington, DC Photo courtesy Beth Bienvenu On Monday we welcomed Beth Bienvenu as our new Director of the NEA Office of Accessibility. (Read our press release here .) Beth was already a familiar face around the agency having worked with us on last year's Careers in the Arts Summit in her role...
Washington, DC In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month---which actually runs September 15 to October 15, cutting through National Preparedness Month and National Arts and Humanities Month---our Art Works podcast this week is with acclaimed writer Rudolfo Anaya. Anaya first made his name with his...
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Creativity Works! The Milwaukee Regional Creative Economy Project. Photo courtesy Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee Since 2005, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee (CAGM) has served a seven-county region in southeast Wisconsin that is home to more than two million...
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,...
Cincinnati, Ohio Today Rocco is visiting Cincinnati, Ohio. For those of us who couldn?t join him on the trip, we have images of some community-heralded murals that the chairman's bound to see while he is in the area. These public art works are part of MuralWorks, the most recent initiative from...
Washington, DC Here are some photos from the NEA Poetry and Prose pavilion at Saturday's Library of Congress National Book Festival. If you're wondering why all of the captions are approximately 140 characters---it's because they're thanks to Sally Gifford from Saturday's @...
Washington, DC Afro-Cuban drumming, Bharatanatyam Indian dancing, and Bluegrass music are just a few of the folk and traditional arts that will take center stage in our live webcast of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert tonight, September 24, from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm EDT. Emceed by American...
Washington, DC by Adriene Jenik "Los Altos Story Tree, California" by Wonderlane via Flickr Organizers of the recent National Endowment for the Arts and National Science Foundation summit asked participants to identify in advance and then share with the group their BIG challenges. One...

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