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September 2014

Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 21 and 22, 2014, and Freeman, South Dakota, on September 23. Chairman Chu will begin her trip with a visit to the Northern Plains Indian Art Market on Sunday, September 21. On Monday, the...
NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, September 19, 2014. Her visit is hosted by Charlotte Kessler, a member of the National Council on the Arts.
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Kansas City, Missouri, on September 15, 2014. This will be the first time she will return to Kansas City in her official capacity as chairman of the NEA. Chairman Chu will visit three area arts organizations that have...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator Gerald Wilson, recipient of a 1990 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Gerald Wilson's use...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Walter Murray Chiesa, recipient of the 2008 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship for his lifetime of work documenting and championing the traditional crafts of Puerto Rico. In...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2014. She will begin her day at the Arts Education Partnership’s National Forum, then tour Pittsburgh's downtown cultural district and meet with local recipients of NEA...

August 2014

Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano , and African-American religious singing; Irish dancing; and Native-American, African-American, and Ukrainian crafts. All of the artists featured are...
PAWTUCKET, RI – For her first official trip as head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Chairman Jane Chu went to a place where the concept of the NEA was born: Rhode Island. In 1965, former U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) was a driving force behind the...
Washington, DC—Literary translators undertake the challenging task of bringing the authors who are renowned in their own countries to a new audience, exposing readers to global experiences, deep insights, as well as surprise connections. Today, the National Endowment for...
Washington, D.C. – A new location, new conversations, and a new poetry slam are in the lineup for this year’s Poetry & Prose Pavilion at the National Book Festival. For the first time, the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will host two panel discussions about the art...

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