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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...
New York Mills, Minnesota All photos courtesy New York Mills Regional Cultural Center The summer puppet festival celebrates the region's Finnish heritage. Located in west central Minnesota's lake country, the town of New York Mills has been dubbed "one of the top five culturally cool...
Washington, DC You know what they say---instead of complaining about a problem, do something about it. And that?s exactly what Ed Herendeen did. Founder of the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Herendeen inaugurated the event in response to what he called...
Shreveport, Louisiana All photos courtesy Shreveport Regional Arts Commission Vintage postcard view of Shreveport, Louisiana's Central Fire Station. Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) supports arts and culture activities in Shreveport and the northwest region of Louisiana. Having...

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