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August 2013

It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2000 NEA Jazz Master Marian McPartland. As host of the renowned public radio show Piano Jazz , McPartland played a key role in helping to popularize jazz through her intricate knowledge...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton. Walton was one of the great hard bop pianists as well as a composer of jazz standards "Bolivia," "Clockwise," and "Firm Roots...
Washington, DC --The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) applauds the ten design teams selected in the first stage of REBUILD BY DESIGN , a multi-stage, regional design competition that will develop innovative projects to protect and enhance communities impacted by Hurricane...
The National Endowment for the Arts will present the third and final webinar in a series exploring social impact design on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. The webinar's guest presenter will be William Drenttel , president of Winterhouse Institute and co-...
Washington, D.C . – The theme of this year's National Book Festival is "Books that Shaped the World," and at this year's Poetry and Prose Pavilion, many of the featured writers were shaped by the NEA Literature Fellowship program, one of the nation's...

July 2013

W ashington, DC -- Literary translations enter our canon as new works of art, bringing voices and stories from diverse cultures to a new audience. For the art of literary translation is not simply the act of converting an author's words from one language into another; rather...
Baltimore, MD -- Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation have announced the grants for the 2013-2014 Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America (Southern Exposure) program. This is a national program...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts marks another investment in creative placemaking with a third year of funding through the Our Town program. Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that the NEA plans to award 59 grants (pdf) in 36 states totaling $4.725...
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-...

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