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Now available on the NEA website are guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency's primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative...
Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Grants and Contracts will present a webinar for current NEA grantees on navigating NEA grant management policies and processes on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET at arts.gov . The session is...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Bua Xou Mua, a Hmong musician and 1985 NEA National Heritage Fellow. Bua Xou Mua was born in 1915 in Ban Whoi Na, a village in northeastern Laos where his family had lived for...
Washington, DC--Whether it's teaching the Numu language of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe at local schools or performing a ballad that dates back to the mid-17th century, the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows all share a passion for perpetuating and imparting to others the...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Lawrence McKiver, patriarch of the McIntosh County Shouters. This group received an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1993 and are one of the last, active practitioners of this...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow and master lauhala (palm leaf) weaver Gladys Kukana Grace. Aunty Gladys, as she was known, learned the art of weaving lauhala from her maternal...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2004 NEA National Heritage Fellow and master tamburitza instrument maker Milan Opacich. Opacich became interested in the tamburitza music of his Eastern European heritage as a teenager...
"The National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Roberto Martinez, Sr., who, together with his son Lorenzo, received a 2003 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. An instrumentalist, singer, composer, teacher, and cultural advocate, Martinez...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Grants for Art Projects at the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2014. Grants for Arts...

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