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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...
You are invited to a live, public webinar Thursday, October 4, 2012, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, EST How does culture affect health-related beliefs and practices? Artists and arts organizations may help answer this question through a new funding opportunity from the National Institutes of...
Baltimore, MD - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation have announced the first round of grants in support of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America ("Southern Exposure"). The program is a new...
Washington, DC - Blue Star Museums closed out its third year with more than 1,800 museums offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a national partnership among Blue Star Families, the...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 1996 NEA National Heritage Fellow Obo Addy. Born in Ghana, Addy was an extraordinary drummer, equally adept at performing in traditional and contemporary styles...
WASHINGTON, DC -- How do you measure how art works -- on people, on communities, or on society? It's a broad question, and the National Endowment for the Arts offers an ambitious plan to "map" the arts to better understand and measure this complex, dynamic system. The NEA shares...
Washington, D.C. - At this year's National Book Festival , many of the poets and writers at the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will celebrate their roles as NEA Literature Fellows, one of the nation's most prestigious competitive awards for new and established authors. The Poetry...
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) National...
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 Thursday, October...

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 jazz history...

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