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November 2012

WHAT: Columbia University 's Maison Française , the World Leaders Forum and the School of the Arts host National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, Rocco Landesman, and Cultural Counselor for the French Embassy in the U.S., Antonin Baudry, for a conversation on arts policies...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of artist Will Barnet, recipient of a 2011 National Medal of Arts. A painter, printmaker, and teacher, Barnet is known for his meticulously constructed depictions of...

October 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- "A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence," said Ralph Waldo Emerson in an 1857 essay. For the first time, the American creative sector will be measured on a macroeconomic level by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the federal agency of...
Washington, DC -- Three new novels have been added to The Big Read library, joining such classics as To Kill a Mockingbird , Fahrenheit 451 , and Their Eyes Were Watching God . Soon communities across the country will experience the conflicts of first-generation Americans in...
Washington, DC -- The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2012, will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:30 AM EST. The meeting includes agency business as well as guest presentations. An archived version of the...
On October 11, 2012, the NEA will post guidelines and application materials for Our Town , the agency's primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Our Townwill invest in creative and innovative...
Virginia has long been a fertile ground for American traditional music, from the famous Bristol Sessions of 1927, featuring such acts as the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, to the town of Rugby, population 7, where Wayne Henderson crafts handmade guitars sought after by...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Newark and Rahway, New Jersey, on October 10 as part of his Art Works tour. His visit is hosted by the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), and the New Jersey State Council...
Washington D.C. -- Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will present the 2012 National Accessibility Leadership Award to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) on October 5, 2012 at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)...

September 2012

For planning purposes only Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Providence, Rhode Island, September 28 and 29, 2012, for a series of events including an announcement with Senator Jack Reed and Theatre Communications Group; a speech at the Better World By...

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