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August 2011

Last fall, when the NEA put forward a new strategic plan, the agency identified research as a mission-critical goal. Reflecting that new emphasis, the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis is announcing the availability of grants to conduct research into the value and...
Washington, DC -- Nonprofit arts organizations are invited to attend two webcasts about funding opportunities through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC). OSHC recently issued two Notices of Funding...
Baltimore, MD -- Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation have announced a new public-private partnership in support of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America ("Southern Exposure"). The...

July 2011

“On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2002 NEA Jazz Master Frank Foster. An extraordinary saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator, Frank Foster’s contributions to jazz are...
W ashington, DC - NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced $200,000 in 16 literary fellowships to support the translation of works into English, many of which will result in the first English translation of outstanding works of international literature. Fewer than five...
Washington, DC – Cultural industries are economic powerhouses and states have the data to prove it, according to a new analysis from the National Endowment for the Arts. Drawing on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected...
Washington, DC - On Friday, the director of Sheridan County Museum in Sheridan, Wyoming received a surprise call from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, who called to say his museum was the 1,500th institution to join the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a national...
Washington, DC - NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit New York State July 15-18, 2011 for a series of events and site visits. At the invitation of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28), co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Chairman Landesman will tour arts...
Washington, DC - Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the inaugural round of "Our Town" funding, totaling $6.575 million in grants to 51 communities in 34 states that have created public-private partnerships to strengthen the arts while shaping...
Washington, DC - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman congratulates Jon Parrish Peede on his eight years of service to the NEA. Peede has served as Literature Director and as Counselor to the Chairman, and in these roles he has overseen leadership initiatives...

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