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January 2015

Washington, DC—NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Detroit, Michigan, on February 1-2, 2015. Her trip will include the closing plenary at SphinxCon on February 1 and on February 2, she will tour Detroit's Cultural Center in Midtown Detroit, ending with a tour of the...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2011 National Heritage Fellow Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis, a leader of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe the Wild Magnolias. Widely believed to have started in the late 1800s as a...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 National Heritage Fellow Yacub Addy, Ghanaian drum master from Latham, New York. A master of traditional music of the Ga ethnic group, a creator of new works rooted in tradition,...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Willy "Popsy" Dixon, drummer and vocalist with the Holmes Brothers, recipients of a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. In the early 1970s, Wendell Holmes met and performed...
WASHINGTON, DC — Three reports from the National Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on GDP, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. The data for the three reports is all from 2012, so...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu will visit Sacramento, Oakland, and San Francisco January 12–14, 2015. Her trip will include a panel discussion on the ways artists and arts organizations can engage the public in the arts in Sacramento; a roundtable discussion...
WASHINGTON, DC — “Art is the child of Nature,” said American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service celebrates the intersections between the two in honor of the NEA’s 50th...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2009 National Heritage Fellow Pandit Chitresh Das, Kathak dancer, choreographer, and educator from San Francisco, California. Pandit (a term used to denote a master) Chitresh Das was...

December 2014

Washington, DC —The NEA and California Arts Council will host From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 11:00am–12:15pm. This event will include an announcement by Chairman Chu of three new NEA research reports that...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of clarinetist and educator Buddy DeFranco, recipient of a 2006 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. A brilliant improviser and prodigious technician,...

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