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October 2013

The NEA announces application guidelines and two new books for 2014-2015 Big Read programming---Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine.
What is the essence of creativity? Join a discussion with neuropsychologist and researcher Rex E. Jung as he debunks some of the common assumptions about creativity: how it's defined and measured, and how scientific inquiry can enhance our understanding about creativity and...
Washington, DC -- NEA's Director of Design Programs Jason Schupbach and design specialist Jennifer Hughes will present a webinar on Monday, November 4 , 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET about applying to Our Town , the NEA's primary creative placemaking grant program. Our...

September 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—How do Americans participate in the arts in the course of a year? What kinds of art forms and activities do they engage with, and in what numbers? The NEA investigates these questions and more in the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA),...
Now available on the NEA website are guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency's primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative...
Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Grants and Contracts will present a webinar for current NEA grantees on navigating NEA grant management policies and processes on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET at arts.gov . The session is...
Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Research & Analysis announces that application guidelines are available for funding through Research: Art Works . This program supports research for projects seeking to use novel research questions and/or...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2009 NEA Opera Honoree Lotfi Mansouri. Widely known for pioneering the use of supertitles in opera, Mansouri was a prolific opera stage director, having directed productions at the...

August 2013

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Bua Xou Mua, a Hmong musician and 1985 NEA National Heritage Fellow. Bua Xou Mua was born in 1915 in Ban Whoi Na, a village in northeastern Laos where his family had lived for...
Come tweet with us! For anyone interested in creative placemaking, and who is not afraid to ask, the National Endowment for the Arts invites you to a live Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 2:00--3:00 PM ET. Jason Schupbach, NEA's director of design programs...

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