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April 2011

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...
Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, for a day of site visits and a panel discussion. Chairman Landesman is coming to North Carolina at the invitation of the Knight Foundation and the Arts & Science...
Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow, President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Arts to eight recipients for their outstanding achievements and support of the arts. (Ten medalists were announced; however two are not able to attend the ceremony. Their medals will be...

February 2011

For nearly three decades, the periodic survey has focused primarily on live attendance at "benchmark" arts activities which are defined as live attendance at jazz or classical music concerts, opera, plays, ballet, or visits to art museums or galleries. Although...
WHO/WHAT: The NEA's Office of Research & Analysis will present a webinar about three new 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts reports. The reports explore how factors such as arts education, age and generational characteristics, and personal creativity have...

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