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It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2009 NEA Opera Honoree Lotfi Mansouri. Widely known for pioneering the use of supertitles in opera, Mansouri was a prolific opera stage director, having directed productions at 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 2011 NEA Opera Honoree Robert Ward. American composer, conductor, administrator, educator, and publishing executive, Ward's compositions include eight operas, seven symphonies,...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2011 NEA Opera Honoree Risë Stevens. A mezzo-soprano who was trained in Europe, Stevens was known and respected worldwide for her vibrant career in opera. Stevens performed in 353...
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...
Washington, DC -- The 2011 NEA Opera Honors award ceremony promises to be an evening of compelling stories and beautiful voices gathered to celebrate the achievements of four master artists: scenic and costume designer John Conklin , general director Speight Jenkins , mezzo-...
Washington, DC -- For those interested in learning more about American opera, the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors award ceremony offers an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with four of our country's master artists. The award ceremony takes place...

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