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Washington, DC "Oscar Peterson plays piano, Munich 1977" by Hans Bernhard (via Wikimedia Commons ) The great Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson (1925?2007) was one of the most remarkable jazz pianists of all times---and a remarkable human being. Jazz knows no borders and so he collaborated with many...
Washington, DC Tuulirjuaq (Great Big Loon) by Mayoreak Ashoona, one of the artists featured in the upcoming exhibit Nipirasait: Many Voices (Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset) at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC ©Dorset Fine Arts Rocco's headed north---way north---to visit with the director of...
In our newest podcast with David Stull, Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (which received a National Medal of Arts from President Obama in February), the NEA's Josephine Reed talks with him about the international aspect of the conservatory and finds out that there is an explosion of jazz...
Three male and one felamle dancers high-stepping left to right
It's no surprise to see renowned companies such as American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet on the roster of those that have received support for dance projects from the...
Galina Alekseeva, Chairman Dana Gioia, and Vladimir Tolstoy
One of the ideas behind the NEA's national reading program The Big Read is that, through literature, neighbors are able to get to know each other better and make lasting...
Pennie Ojeda
Through the creative expressions of our diverse and dynamic artists, communities around the globe can gain an understanding of the vibrant cultural life in the United States. In addition, it...
 A large outdoor stage with dancers at night with an illuminated cathedral in the background
No matter how revered an American performing arts ensemble may be at home, there’s a special recognition that comes with performing abroad. Appearing at major international festivals validates an ensemble...
 The artist at work in her studio
Sculptor Sheri Simons was a U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program fellow for six months in 2006. Simons heard about the fellowship during graduate school, when she was an assistant to an...
 In the foreground a young musician plays the saxophone, while Chick Corea sits at the piano
The NEA’s primary mission to bring great art, artists, and arts experiences to all Americans includes not only support for domestic programs, but also an engagement with the global arts...
Elderly woman in a cloak against a water backdrop
The NEA works with the U.S. Department of State on a variety of programs, so it was fitting that the Arts Endowment was included in its Global Cultural Initiative. This...

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