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September 2012

Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 12-13, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. Landesman will learn more about Chattanooga's creative placemaking efforts and participate in the Arts Education Partnership's (AEP)...
Washington, D.C. – At its heart, the folk and traditional arts are rooted in the cultural practices of a particular community, whether it's Texas's Tejano music, the boatbuilding traditions of coastal Massachusetts, or the gospel music of Tidewater Virginia. On...

August 2012

"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2012 NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman. An extraordinary saxophonist with a sound all his own, Von Freeman's contributions to jazz -- and specifically Chicago's...
Saturday, August 25, 3-4 pm, at Storm King Art Center WHAT Storm King Art Center presents a panel discussion about creative place-making with National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman and artists Eve Biddle, Mark di Suvero, and Lily Yeh. The artists will...

July 2012

Washington, DC -- The task of the literary translator is a formidable one: to take one narrative written in a particular tongue in a particular country and make it not only accessible but familiar. To support the art of literary translation, the National Endowment for the Arts (...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of quilter Mozell Benson, recipient of a 2001 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. One only needs to look at the extraordinary quilts that Mozell produced during her...
Washington, DC – Dizzy Gillespie. Count Basie. Ella Fitzgerald. Herbie Hancock. Names of the greatest purveyors of America's homegrown art form, jazz -- and all NEA Jazz Masters. Today, the National Endowment for the Arts adds four new names to the list with the...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit South Bend, Gary, and Munster, Indiana, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. In each city, Landesman will meet with arts organizations and arts and civic leaders to learn about their efforts to use...
Washington, DC -- When National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman arrived at the agency in 2009, he began a national conversation around "creative placemaking," how cities and towns are using the arts to shape their social, physical, and economic...
Washington, DC—When was the last time you discussed a book with someone you had never met before? Or joined your neighbors in a community-wide read-a-thon? Between September 2012 and June 2013, 78 communities across the country will spend a month immersed in a great work...

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