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53 high school students on stage
WASHINGTON, DC – The end of National Poetry Month marks the start of the nation’s largest youth poetry recitation competition, as 53 high school students from across the country gather in Washington, DC, on April 29-30, 2014 for the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud...
Students sitting on stairs in front of building.
NEA's Challenge America Fast-Track Director Michael Killoren will present a webinar on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET to help potential applicants navigate the application materials and process. There will be an overview presentation of CAFT guidelines,...
budget in scrabble tiles
Today, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget request of $146.021 million for the National Endowment for the Arts , the same amount as the current year's budget. Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa said, "In these challenging economic times, it is...
night photo of Waterfire festival
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track at the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2015...
arts journalism panel discussion in Macon, Georgia
Washington, DC –The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is committed to advancing arts journalism in the digital age and to funding projects that feature new models for sustaining arts criticism and coverage. On December 11, 2013 via webinar, the NEA announced four grant...
Photo - a woman and man at a glass casting demonstration at the Pilchuck Glass School.
Washington, DC —NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that 1,083 grants totaling $25.8 million will be awarded to organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the categories of Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing...
A paper mache mask painted with the words 'hate,' 'guilt,' and 'remorse.'
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts announces the expansion of its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring art therapy to military patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s satellite center of the National Intrepid...
Book covers for Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine
The NEA announces application guidelines and two new books for 2014-2015 Big Read programming---Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine.
Cover image for 2012 SPPA Highlights Report
WASHINGTON, DC—How do Americans participate in the arts in the course of a year? What kinds of art forms and activities do they engage with, and in what numbers? The NEA investigates these questions and more in the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA),...
Urban landscape with graffiti
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...

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