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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Media use only – not for publication or broadcast WHAT: Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr .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...
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Blue Star Families announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,600 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty...
“On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2005 NEA National Heritage Fellow and musical innovator Chuck Brown. The 'Godfather of Go-Go,' Brown is one of the few musicians to create a new genre of...
Washington, DC -- Out of a field of 365,000 students, Kristen Dupard, a high school senior from Ridgeland, Mississippi, has won the 2012 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Poetry Foundation President John...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Greensboro, North Carolina; Jackson and Port Gibson, Mississippi; and Macon and Atlanta, Georgia, May 6–9, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. In each city, Landesman will meet with arts organizations and arts and...

April 2012

Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the NEA plans to award 928 grants totaling $77.17 million to not-for-profit organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance, design,...

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