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Here I am in Greensboro with Linda Carlisle, Jim Gallucci of Jim Gallucci Sculptor Ltd. who designed the gates for the project, Scott Richardson of Light Designs Form who was the lighting designer for the project, and Chuck Cornelio President of Retirement Services for Lincoln Financial Group. You...
Mayor Buttigeig (standing) of South Bend, Indiana, presents his case study at the recent MICD conference in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of the Mayors' Institute on City Design At the end of April, I had the opportunity to go to my hometown, St. Louis, for the latest session of the Mayors’...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...
Photo by NEA staff People of all backgrounds engage with words and rhymes on a daily basis, from famous poets and spoken word artists to Broadway lyricists and rap sensations. In schools, poetry allows students to explore the diversity and power of language. Outside of the classroom, there is no...
A Rite of Spring at One Hundred brochure, featuring an image of Béjart Ballet Lausanne performing Le Sacre du printemps. Image courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts This morning, the NEA announced 928 new grants , totaling $77.17 million in funding. Congratulations to all our new grantees, and thank...
Girlstories Leadership Theatre participants perform their summer production of The Dream We Dare. Photo by Fran Powers The first time we featured Girlstories Leadership Theatre (GLT) on the Art Works blog , the Tampa-based organization had just received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program...
This month on Art Works we're catching up with some artists and arts organizations that we've previously been featured on the blog and in other NEA publications to ask, "What are you up to now?" Brooklyn-based visual artist---and Brooklyn Soda Works co-founder---Caroline Mak...
Louisa May Alcott’s Bedchamber, where Little Women was written on the small half-moon desk between the two front windows in 1868. Images courtesy/used by permission of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House. To many Americans, Concord, Massachusetts, may be familiar as the site of the...
ArtsReady
"What if your burning passion burned out of control?" asks an advertisement for ArtsReady , a new web-based tool designed to help arts organizations prepare for disasters before they happen...
Back in 2006, NEA Arts covered the damage caused by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi—including the issue's cover image, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Photo by Susan Dodds
When you live in a place like Mississippi, you are so used to suffering that things like economic recessions and economic downturns don't even really register," said Malcolm White, Mississippi...

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