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December 2013

NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef, a virtuoso on the traditional jazz instruments of saxophone and flute. Lateef also brought a broad spectrum of sounds to his music through his mastery...
Dave Liebman and Paquito D' Rivera
Washington, DC — The global influence of jazz will be complemented by global access to live jazz music when the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), presents a live webcast of the annual NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony...
arts journalism panel discussion in Macon, Georgia
Washington, DC –The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is committed to advancing arts journalism in the digital age and to funding projects that feature new models for sustaining arts criticism and coverage. On December 11, 2013 via webinar, the NEA announced four grant...
Photo - a woman and man at a glass casting demonstration at the Pilchuck Glass School.
Washington, DC —NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that 1,083 grants totaling $25.8 million will be awarded to organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the categories of Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing...
Headshot of Jim Hall
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2004 NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall, whose prowess playing jazz guitar puts him in the company of Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Django Reinhardt. Jim Hall's technique has been...
Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA). This is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis...
Washington --The National Endowment for the Arts announces that Music and Opera Director Wayne S. Brown will depart the NEA to become the president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) based in Detroit, Michigan. He will be with the NEA through mid-...
graphic showing the roots of arts journalism
WASHINGTON – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will announce the recipients of Art Works grant awards focused on arts journalism via webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Following brief presentations of their projects, the awardees will...

November 2013

Chico Hamilton playing the drums.
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2004 NEA Jazz Master Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton, who was not only a subtle, creative drummer, but also a skillful bandleader who continually discovered talented newcomers...
Image of artist creating medal honoring Myanmar people.
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will present a webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET to assist interested artists in applying to the Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). The webinar will be hosted and...

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