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March 2012

Washington, DC -- At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of bluegrass banjo player and NEA National Heritage Fellow Earl Scruggs. Scruggs' development of the three-finger style of banjo picking brought the instrument...
Washington, DC -- The 175th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, will take place on Friday, March 30, 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 -- The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to welcome Michael Orlove as its new director of presenting and artist communities. Orlove has extensive experience organizing performing arts events, most recently as the director of music programs for the Chicago...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts will welcome Patricia Loiko as its new indemnity administrator. Loiko brings extensive experience in museum administration to the NEA including many years with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Art at the...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Bentonville, Fayetteville, and Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas, March 12–15, 2012, as part of his Art Works tour. In each city, Chairman Landesman will meet with arts organizations and...
"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...

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