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August 2011

"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of blues guitarist, singer, and 2002 NEA National Heritage Fellow David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Edwards is a monumental figure in the rich history of the Delta...
Washington, D.C. – Where can you see Mardi Gras Indians in full regalia, taiko drummers, a saxophonist playing Bulgarian wedding music, and a Piedmont blues artist, all sharing the same stage? At the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Peoria, Illinois, on August 8, 2011 at the invitation of Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18). This will be Chairman Landesman's second trip to Peoria, where he kicked off his national Art Works Tour in November 2009. Rep...
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...

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