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March 2015

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...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 1996 National Heritage Fellow Joaquin Flores Lujan, a blacksmith who helped to preserve Guam's blacksmithing past, an aspect of the island's Chamorro culture that combines Spanish...
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...
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...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 19, 2015. During her visit, Chairman Chu will tour the Walton Arts Center and meet with other local NEA grantee organizations. Media are invited to join Chairman Chu on the tour of the Walton Arts...
Washington, DC —On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30pm, the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will present the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of producer and author Orrin Keepnews, recipient of the 2011 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly...

February 2015

Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 6–7, 2015. Her trip will include a site visit to the Indianapolis Art Center on March 6 and remarks at Indiana University's symposium on community engagement and development through...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of trumpeter, flugelhornist, vocalist, and educator Clark Terry, recipient of a 1991 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. The consummate musician, Terry was...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Los Angeles, California, on February 23 and 25, 2015. On this trip, Chairman Chu will be learning more about arts education efforts in Los Angeles — both in-school efforts by LA County's Arts for All and Turnaround...

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