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Washington, DC " LA Open House " courtesy of flickr user SNRE (University of Michigan School of Natural Resources) This summer, the National Endowment for the Arts is piloting its 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA). The SPPA underwent major surgery this year, in the...
Washington, DC " art " by Swrobski via flickr Last summer, when the NEA rewrote its strategic plan for the next five years, it placed a premium on research and the sharing of ideas. As an explicit goal, the agency now strives to “promote knowledge and understanding about the...
Washington, DC Times Square Fisheye , courtesy of Randy Le'Moine Photography via Flickr What draws young talent to a town or city? Going one step further, what attracts them to a particular zone or neighborhood? The answers, if known, would excite many a corporate recruiter. True, we may never...
Washington, DC Illustration of some of the thinking tools that artists and scientists share, derived from autobiographical material and interviews with highly creative scientists and artists, from the book Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World¹s Most Creative People by...
Washington, DC Colorful Art , by Leogirly4life via Flickr When we look at the growth of not-for-profit arts organizations---particularly of performing arts groups---and the declines in attendance over a comparable period, it becomes hard not to declare a state of disequilibrium. As Chairman...
Washington, DC "Power Plug" by Darren Hester via Flickr Last year brought a slew of technological changes for media, entertainment, and popular culture. Apple unveiled both the iPad and a deal to acquire the Beatles’ catalogue, Avatar screened to record audiences, and Facebook got a...
Tamejavi is not a word you will find in any English dictionary—or for that matter, a dictionary in any language—but it is a word full of meaning for many in...
Washington, DC By Sarah Sullivan, Senior Research Program Analyst Julieta Venegas performing at SummerStage in Central Park, New York City. Photo by Jack Vartoogian(c)/FrontRowPhoto The NEA recently released a report on outdoor arts festivals in the U.S. The three-volume report, Live from Your...
Washington, DC In case you missed it at the National Council on the Arts meeting last week, here's Ann Markusen presenting her new report (produced with Anne Gadwa) on creative placemaking, commissioned by the Mayors' Institute on City Design. You can download a pdf of the report from our...
Washington, DC President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Arts and Humanities Act on September 29, 1965. Photo courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library A Compendium of Statistics on the National Endowment for the Arts on the occasion of its 45th Birthday Forty-five years ago today,...

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