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March 2012

"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2007 NEA National Heritage Fellow Joe Thompson. Joe played fiddle music in his home community in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for more than 80 years. Most...
On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 1999 NEA National Heritage Fellow Frisner Augustin. Augustin was a master drummer in the Haitian traditional religion of Voudo. Augustin believed that Ogou, the master...

February 2012

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Phoenix, Maricopa County, Tucson, and Ajo, Arizona, February 27–29, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. In each of these cities, the Chairman will visit the recipients of NEA Our Town grants or NEA Mayors' Institute on City...
Washington, DC -- As the recipients of the 2011 National Medal of Arts return to their homes from the February 13, 2012 awards ceremony, the National Endowment for the Arts encourages the American public to nominate artists and arts patrons for the next round of medals. Visit...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Woodland and Los Angeles, California, February 21–23, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. In each city, Chairman Landesman will learn about the efforts to use the arts to create vibrant, livable communities by...
Today, the President released the details of his FY2013 budget request to Congress. This includes a $154.255 million request for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This figure includes a one-time, non-recurring allocation of $3 million to help offset the expenses of...
On Monday, February 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM ET, President Obama will award the 2011 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. This event will be open press and will also be live streamed at www.WhiteHouse.gov/Live ...

January 2012

Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts will host a webcast, Improving Arts Learning through Standards & Assessment: A National Endowment for the Arts Research Roundtable on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST at www.arts.gov . No pre-...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2006 NEA Jazz Master John Levy, a recipient of the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Master Award for Jazz Advocacy. Levy was renowned as a leading representative of jazz...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, January 19, 2012. In each city, Chairman Landesman will learn about the efforts to use the arts to create vibrant, livable communities by visiting the recipients of Our...

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