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April 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it,” said American author Henry David Thoreau more than 150 years ago. Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities is a new research note...
Washington, DC -- Golden Globe award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children's book author Jamie Lee Curtis will celebrate the sixth annual National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day at the "Building Resilience in Young Children Dealing with...
WHAT: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation announce the 2011 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. On...
Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will discuss the role the arts play in the development of a thriving Chicago region. They will share news of their recent...
Key sessions to be live webcast** Washington, D.C. — More than 50 Mayors and design and development experts will convene at the Chicago Hilton April 27-29 for a National Summit on City Design to identify challenges, opportunities and funding sources for cities that work...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman congratulates the recipients of the 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards, in particular 15 of the awardees who received either a creative writing or translation fellowship from the NEA in prior years...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman congratulates the recipients of the 2010 Peabody Awards, in particular seven of the awardees that received grants from the NEA to support what later became their Peabody Award-winning project. Nearly 1...
WASHINGTON, DC – From Fairbanks, Alaska, to Knoxville, Tennessee, 53 students from across the country will converge on Washington, DC on April 28-29, 2011 to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation's largest youth...

March 2011

Washington, DC -- The 172nd meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, will take place on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT in room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Shreveport, Louisiana, on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the invitation of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC). Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and Shreveport Mayor Cedric B. Glover will both participate in the visit...

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