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October 2011

Washington, DC -- Tickets for the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Jazz Masters Award ceremony and concert will be available to the public on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The award ceremony and concert that each year recognizes the newest members of this elite group of jazz...
Washington, DC -- The National Council on the Arts, the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, convenes in public session on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT in room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC...
Washington, DC -- Game on! State arts agencies across the country are becoming increasingly sophisticated and active in their use of social media to connect with their constituents. Until recently, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) claimed to have the largest...
Washington, DC -- The 2011 NEA Opera Honors award ceremony promises to be an evening of compelling stories and beautiful voices gathered to celebrate the achievements of four master artists: scenic and costume designer John Conklin , general director Speight Jenkins , mezzo-...
Washington, DC -- In an interview with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), literary translator Charlotte Mandell said, "Imagine our literary canon without Proust or Flaubert or Balzac in English -- how much poorer we would be culturally and intellectually."...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, five projects that offer innovative models for local arts journalism will receive funding to help make their projects a reality. Each will be named a finalist of the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge , founded this summer to find new ways to...

September 2011

Washington, DC -- For those interested in learning more about American opera, the 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors award ceremony offers an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with four of our country's master artists. The award ceremony takes place...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Hamilton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, September 16-20, 2011. In each city, Chairman Landesman will learn about the efforts to use the arts to create vibrant, livable communities. In Hamilton and Cincinnati...
"On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Appalachian banjo picker, singer and 1987 NEA National Heritage Fellow Wade Mainer," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “Mainer embodied the qualities of...
" On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Irish traditional musician and 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellow Mike Rafferty," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "Rafferty has devoted a lifetime to...

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