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August 2015

Headshots of the 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows
Washington, DC —With art forms ranging from blues music to Japanese classical dancing to Cambodian ceramics, the 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows are recipients of our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts and represent the diversity and richness of our...
This poster for the 2015 National Book Festival features a young girl sitting on a chair and reading a book.  The poster also features the Thomas Jefferson quote "I cannot live without books."
Washington, D.C. – If you want to meet the authors behind the latest contemporary literature, level up on digital-age publishing, or enjoy a youth poetry slam, look no further than the Poetry & Prose Pavilion, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts at the Library...
Black and white photo of a man wearing glasses and a suit standing on a balcony
Washington, DC—“What translation can do for us, and what we so desperately need at this juncture in human history, is to radically increase our empathic capacities; to learn, or perhaps relearn, how to listen—to people of all linguistic traditions and hopefully, some day, to...

July 2015

A graphic of a brain, made up of the word "creativity" in different sizes.
WASHINGTON, DC – What are the links between brain function and creativity? How can this knowledge affect the way we learn, work, and thrive? More than a dozen experts, including neurologists, artists, and cognitive psychologists, consider these and other questions in a new...
A headshot of a man with brown hair and glasses.
Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that Greg Reiner will join the NEA as the director of theater and musical theater starting on September 8, 2015. Reiner will manage NEA grantmaking in theater and musical theater and represent the agency...
three women dancing outside
Washington, DC — The community development practice of creative placemaking continues to evolve as artists, designers, arts organizations, and local leaders collaborate on innovative projects that help build stronger communities and improve the quality of life for residents. To...
A photo of a man with curly brown hair and an orange shirt.
Washington, D.C. –The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Clifford Murphy as its new director of folk and traditional arts, effective August 24, 2015. Murphy will manage NEA grantmaking in folk and traditional arts, oversee the NEA National Heritage Fellowship program,...
An older woman sits in a chair and holds a small sculpture.
WASHINGTON – Nearly 28 million U.S. adults have some type of disability related to hearing, sight, cognition, walking, and other activities of daily living. The latest NEA research offers the first, nationally representative analysis of arts-participation patterns among people...

June 2015

Tell Us Your Stories
Washington, DC --The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts takes place on Friday, June 26, 2015, and will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:30 am EDT. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations. An archived version of...
Headshots of the 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows
Washington, DC—One of the strengths of our nation is our constantly evolving artistic landscape. Each year the National Endowment for the Arts celebrates master folk and traditional artists that embody this strength and diversity of culture. The recipients of this year’s NEA...

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