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July 2013

Washington, DC — On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., President Barack Obama will present the National Medal of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals. The medals will be presented by the President during an East Room ceremony at the White House...
You are invited to a live, public webinar on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm ET. As part of a growing body of research on arts and brain function, music research has many people listening. Neuroscience has helped to demonstrate the work of innovative music-...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts' International Activities Director, Pennie Ojeda, will moderate a webinar on Wednesday, July 10 , 2013 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET with guest presenters from the Public Engagement Division of the Department of Homeland...

June 2013

Washington, DC -- Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, all unique in their approaches to jazz. Whether it's Richard Davis and Keith Jarrett bringing their jazz background into other musical genres such as classical music and rock...
Minneapolis, MN -- Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies in 21 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities . The awards mark the eleventh...
Washington, DC --The tri-annual public meeting of the National Council on the Arts is scheduled for Friday, June 28, 2013, and will be live webcast at arts.gov from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET. The meeting will take place at the NEA's offices at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts announces today that Ira Silverberg, director of literature programs, will leave the agency and return to New York City. Silverberg's departure is effective July 11, 2013. Amy Stolls, literature program officer, will be...
Washington, DC -- NEA's International Activities Director, Pennie Ojeda, will moderate a webinar on Wednesday, June 19 , 2013 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET with guest presenter Joel Nantais, Visa Specialist with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Visa...
Washington, DC -- Today the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) announced four organizations selected to host design workshops in rural communities. CIRD workshops bring together local leaders, non-profits, community organizations, and citizens with a team of...
WASHINGTON, DC -- What do we know about the 2.1 million artists in the United States' labor force? To help answer that question, the NEA today released "Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists." This new online research tool offers...

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