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July 2014

Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will...
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) expands its support of arts-based community development with recommended grants for the fourth year of the NEA's Our Town program . NEA Chairman Jane Chu announces today that the agency will award 66 Our Town...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Judith McCulloh , recipient of the 2010 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship for her lifetime of work as a devoted scholar, folklorist, and folk arts advocate. In a 2010...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden, recipient of a 2012 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Charlie Haden created a powerful collection of...
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Clark as director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity. Clark has served as acting director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity since November 2012 and will continue to manage the NEA's...

June 2014

Minneapolis, MN – Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 25 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities . The...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of opera director and conductor Julius Rudel, recipient of a 2009 NEA Opera Honors award. Julius Rudel took a shoestring company, the New York City Opera, and made it a fearless...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced today the latest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships and NEA Jazz Masters awards, the nation's highest honors in the folk and traditional arts and jazz fields. These artists, musicians, culture bearers,...
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts will host a meeting of its advisory body, the National Council on the Arts, on Friday, June 27, 2014, at its new headquarters in the Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW. The meeting will be in conference rooms A-C on the...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of pianist and composer Horace Silver, recipient of a 1995 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Horace Silver was the heart of the hard bop era, helping to...

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