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February 2012

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...
New York, NY —At the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on January 10, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts not only welcomed five new inductees into this elite group, but also celebrated 30 years of jazz and its importance in American culture. Held...
New York, NY -- At last night's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the NEA Jazz Masters program , Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, announced that 12 not-for-profit organizations will receive grants totaling $135,000 to bring outstanding...
New York, NY —At the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on January 10, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts not only welcomed five new inductees into this elite group, but also celebrated 30 years of celebrating jazz and the innovative artists who...

December 2011

“On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2006 NEA Jazz Master Bob Brookmeyer. An innovative composer and arranger for both large and small ensembles as well as a gifted musician on the valve trombone and...
"Trauma comes through the senses, and art can heal through the senses," said an audience member at the recent National Summit: Arts in Healing for Warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts...
Washington, DC -- As National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman has noted, "Art works everywhere," which is why the agency’s Challenge America Fast-Track (CAFT) program supports projects from primarily small and mid-sized arts organizations that...

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