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Washington, DC Tune in Tuesday, September 14 for a live webcast of "Creative Placemaking," a panel discussion on the role of the arts in creating livable, sustainable communities. The webcast will air 3:00-4:15 pm EDT at www.arts.gov . Viewers will be able to submit questions to the...
Washington, DC Esther Allen. Photo by Caroline White Since 1981, the NEA has awarded 323 literature translation fellowships for works in 61 languages from 71 countries. Today we announced $300,000 in 20 fellowships for fiscal year 2011. This year?s projects vary from the ancient to the contemporary...
Washington, DC Rocco restarts his Art Works tour with a trip to North Carolina. He will be in Winston-Salem and Greensboro on September 10 and 11. Highlights of the trip include a town hall discussion at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts entitled ?Art Works: The Impact of Arts and...
Greensboro, North Carolina One of Caroline Mak's projects during her residency at Elsewhere Collaborative was "mending" holes left by previously installed artworks. This past March visual artist Caroline Mak held a residency at Greensboro, North Carolina's Elsewhere Collaborative...
Washington, DC What is the responsibility of those that survive? This question that Julia Alvarez asks in her novel In the Time of the Butterflies is a thread that runs through Alvarez's literary life. In this week's NEA podcast Alvarez---a child of Dominican parents who didn't publish...
Washington, DC Recent productions by Children's Theatre Company---one of the NEA Distinguished New Play Devleopment Project recipients---include Esperanza Rising , by Lynn Alvarez, adapted from the novel by Pam Munoz Ryan and directed by Rebecca Lynn Brown. Photo by Dan Norman. Five theaters...
Minneapolis, Minnesota New Native Theatre (that's artistic director Rhiana Yazzie holding the banner on the left)---seen here at the 2010 Minnesota American Indian Month Kick-off community walk---is one of the organizations sited in Minneapolis's Franklin Avenue American Indian cultural...
Washington, DC Northwest view of Culture Shed at Highline and Eastern Rail Yards Platform Level. Photo courtesy of Diller Scofidio Renfro/The Rockwell Group Hudson Yards Development Corporation (HYDC) is a not-for-profit entity created by the City of New York in 2005 to oversee the redevelopment of...
Washington, DC Here I am on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis with (l-r) Justin Huenemann, NACDI President and CEO; Sue Gens, Minnesota State Arts Board Executive Director; Heid Erdrich, Author; and Vickie Benson, McKnight Foundation Arts Programming Director (and President of the Board of Directors,...
Red Hook, New York "We translators work on our own so much that we sometimes forget our work is being read by others, so the fact that other translators judged my work as important and worthy of an [NEA] grant means the world to me."---NEA Literature Translation Fellow Charlotte Mandell...

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