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June 2012

Washington, DC - In the Mississippi Delta -- a region plagued by poverty, illiteracy, and geographic isolation -- local history and culture can often become buried beneath the area's woes. And yet, it is these unique assets that can revitalize local pride and make the...
Washington, DC -- The 176th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, will take place on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. EDT in room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington,...
Washington, DC — "Basketmaking for me is about innovation and creativity within the context of a traditional art form," said basketmaker and 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow Molly Neptune Parker. The same words apply to all recipients of the 2012 NEA National...
WHAT : Congresswoman Pingree brings Rocco Landesman, Chairman of National Endowment of the Arts, to Maine see how the creative economy has helped revitalize local communities WHERE : Rockland and Portland, Maine WHO : Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman,...
On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Ray Bradbury, recipient of the National Medal of Arts and one of the inaugural authors featured in our Big Read program. With his boundless imagination and creativity,...

May 2012

Photo courtesy of the NEA "On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Doc Watson, recipient of both an NEA National Heritage Fellowship and National Medal of Arts. With his distinct flat-picking style of...
Washington, DC -- For the first time in the 47-year history of the National Endowment for the Arts, the agency's Office of Research & Analysis will award grants to 15 research projects to investigate the value and impact of the arts in the United States. These grants,...
Washington, DC -- It has become increasingly evident that artists, scientists, and technologists are eager to explore the creative possibilities that emerge from the convergences of their three fields increasingly describing them as "inter-disciplinary," "trans-...
Media use only – not for publication or broadcast WHAT: Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr . will welcome military mother and Blue Star Families advisory member Suzanne Pollack , NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman , "Army Wives" cast members Brian McNamara , and...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Polish-American musician and bandleader Eddie Blazonczyk. Blazonczyk not only innovated a new sound for polka that melded several traditional styles, but his...

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