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November 2014

Washington, DC —After 29 years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving the folk and traditional arts field, Barry Bergey is retiring from the NEA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Bergey has been Director of the Folk and Traditional Arts program since 2000 following 15...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday, November 15, 2014. She will give remarks and answer questions at an event with the arts community and speak as part of the Veterans Legacy Summit at Patriot Plaza. Follow @NEAJaneChu on...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit New Orleans on November 12–14, 2014. Her trip will include a tour of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's new George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, a visit to Lusher Charter School, and the...

October 2014

Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Wisconsin on November 5–6, 2014. She will visit arts organizations in Oneida, Appleton, Sheboygan, and Milwaukee and speak at an event with the arts community the evening of November 6 in Milwaukee. Senator Tammy...
Washington, DC--The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014, will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:15 AM EST. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations. An archived version of the...
Washington, DC — The multiplatform convening, Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and T ransforming Place , will be live webcast on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm ET. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), with support from ArtPlace America , is...
Washington, D.C. –The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Ann Meier Baker as its new director of music and opera, effective January 12, 2015. As head of the NEA’s Music and Opera Office, she will lead NEA grantmaking in music and opera grants as well as the...
Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Houston, Texas, on October 15, 2014. Her visit will include a speech hosted by the Houston Arts Alliance, as well as a visit to Project Row Houses. Follow @NEAJaneChu on twitter for photos and commentary on her visit to...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Mexican Mariachi musician and educator Natividad Cano, recipient of a 1990 National Heritage Fellowship. We celebrate Nati Cano's lifelong dedication to sharing mariachi music with...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Little Rock, Arkansas, October 7­­–8, 2014, to meet with the arts community and learn more about Little Rock's creative placemaking efforts. On October 7 at 1:30pm, the city of Little Rock will hold an...

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