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July 2011

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...
Washington, DC - The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that 76 not-for-profit organizations have been recommended for grants totaling $1,000,050 to host a Big Read project between September 2011 and June 2012. The Big Read is an initiative of the National...
Washington, DC - Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today are launching an eight-city competition seeking new models for local arts journalism in the digital age. The initiative seeks to rethink how traditional media systems function, harnessing the...
Washington, DC - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman congratulates Dr. Sarah Bainter Cunningham on her six years of service as the NEA's Director of Arts Education, where she has overseen leadership initiatives and grantmaking for a range of arts...

June 2011

Washington, DC - For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts looks at future job prospects for a variety of artist occupations in Artist Employment Projections through 2018. This report examines the projected growth rate for artist occupations through 2018, over...
At the 173rd meeting of the National Council on the Arts today, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will announce the 18 artists who are receiving lifetime honorific awards for their significant contributions to their respective fields of jazz, folk and traditional arts, or opera. The...

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