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May 2015

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Washington, DC —The arts are an integral component of building vibrant communities and as part of its commitment to supporting arts-based community development, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is posting information on funding opportunities and a new creative...
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Washington, DC —Below the jewel-colored spring landscape by American artist Ernest Lawson that hangs in the Music Room of Washington, DC’s Phillips Collection, military families and others gathered for the sixth annual launch of Blue Star Museums. A collaboration among the...
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Washington, DC — Through collective, systematic approaches, organizations around the country are working to increase student access to arts education. In a public webinar on May 27, 2015, the National Endowment for the Art’s arts education staff will discuss the latest insights...
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WASHINGTON – How can the arts address the issues of aging? On May 18, 2015 in Washington, DC, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners will look at various ways the arts can enhance the lives of older Americans at the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America : A Pre-...
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Washington, DC —From the development of a state-wide arts education plan in Alabama to a glassblowing program for wounded soldiers in Tacoma, Washington, funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gives people across America the opportunity to experience creativity...

April 2015

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WHAT: Nine student finalists representing high schools from Alaska, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of National Poetry Out Loud...
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WASHINGTON, DC –On Tuesday, April 28, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather at Lisner Auditorium to match their skills in reciting classic and...

March 2015

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Washington, DC — Social impact design—the practice of designing for public benefit, especially in disadvantaged communities—has been changing in ways both subtle and dramatic in recent years. Also known as public interest design or human centered design, this field has been...
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Washington, DC --The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, March 27, 2015, and will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:15 am EDT. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations. Due to scheduling, a...
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WASHINGTON, DC – Think poetry and competition don’t mix? Nearly three million students and 9,500 schools would disagree with you. That’s how many have participated in the ten years of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest—and the 2015 National Finals will take place on...

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