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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...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Red Wing, Minnesota, and Fargo and Wahpeton, North Dakota, December 7-8, 2011. On December 7, Chairman Landesman will visit the Anderson Center in Red Wing, a past recipient of NEA grants in support of its artist...

November 2011

The National Endowment for the Arts is leading a new task force of 13 federal agencies and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life. "Human Development" is a framework that...
Washington, DC —This past September, master artists in such diverse art forms as the Piedmont blues, taiko drumming, and Bulgarian wedding music all took the stage in a sold-out concert at Maryland’s Music Center at Strathmore. Now, public radio’s American...
Rapid City, South Dakota —At a public panel discussion in Rapid City, South Dakota, today, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman announced that the agency will award 863 grants to organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Dubuque, Iowa; Reedsburg and Madison, Wisconsin; and Pine Ridge and Rapid City, South Dakota, November 14–17, 2011. In each state, Chairman Landesman will learn about the efforts to use the arts to create vibrant,...

October 2011

Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts welcomes Ira Silverberg as its new director of literature on December 5, 2011. Silverberg brings 26 years of experience in book publishing and literary professions to the NEA. He has been a literary agent, editor, director of...
There are 2.1 million artists in the United States workforce, and a large portion of them -- designers -- contribute to industries whose products Americans use every day, according to new research from the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists and Arts Workers in the United...

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