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December 2013

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...
image of Alyce Myatt
Washington --The National Endowment for the Arts announces that Media Arts Director Alyce Myatt will be departing the NEA to return to her consulting business effective January 6, 2014. Alyce joined the NEA in January 2011 and has succeeded in broadening the media arts category...
Washington, DC -- Three new members have been confirmed by the Senate and appointed by the President to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. These individuals will bring their varied experience -- ranging from contemporary...
Ralph Remington
Washington --The National Endowment for the Arts announces that Theater/Musical Theater Director Ralph Remington will be departing the NEA to join Actors Equity Association as that organization's western regional director/assistant executive director beginning January 2014...
A paper mache mask painted with the words 'hate,' 'guilt,' and 'remorse.'
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts announces the expansion of its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring art therapy to military patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s satellite center of the National Intrepid...
creating coin image of Lincoln on computer
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). Established in 2003, the AIP serves to enrich and invigorate the nation’s...

October 2013

Frank Wess
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess. Wess is revered for his smoothly swinging tenor saxophone player in the Lester Young tradition, as an expert alto saxophonist, and as one of the most...
Book covers for Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine
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.

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