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August 2014

Washington, DC—Literary translators undertake the challenging task of bringing the authors who are renowned in their own countries to a new audience, exposing readers to global experiences, deep insights, as well as surprise connections. Today, the National Endowment for...
Washington, D.C. – A new location, new conversations, and a new poetry slam are in the lineup for this year’s Poetry & Prose Pavilion at the National Book Festival. For the first time, the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will host two panel discussions about the art...

July 2014

Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will...
Washington, DC —The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) expands its support of arts-based community development with recommended grants for the fourth year of the NEA's Our Town program . NEA Chairman Jane Chu announces today that the agency will award 66 Our Town...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Judith McCulloh , recipient of the 2010 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship for her lifetime of work as a devoted scholar, folklorist, and folk arts advocate. In a 2010...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden, recipient of a 2012 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Charlie Haden created a powerful collection of...
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Clark as director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity. Clark has served as acting director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity since November 2012 and will continue to manage the NEA's...

June 2014

Minneapolis, MN – Arts Midwest today announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies across 25 states, plus the District of Columbia, to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities . The...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of opera director and conductor Julius Rudel, recipient of a 2009 NEA Opera Honors award. Julius Rudel took a shoestring company, the New York City Opera, and made it a fearless...
Washington, DC —NEA Chairman Jane Chu announced today the latest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships and NEA Jazz Masters awards, the nation's highest honors in the folk and traditional arts and jazz fields. These artists, musicians, culture bearers,...

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