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June 2013

Washington, DC--Whether it's teaching the Numu language of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe at local schools or performing a ballad that dates back to the mid-17th century, the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows all share a passion for perpetuating and imparting to others the...

May 2013

Washington, DC -- In Big Read author Ursula K. Le Guin's The Wave in the Mind she writes, "To me a novel can be as beautiful as any symphony, as beautiful as the sea." As part of the eighth year of The Big Read, communities across the country will have the...
WASHINGTON, DC -- NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the fourth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and a record-...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to advancing arts journalism in the digital age and to funding projects that feature new models for sustaining arts criticism and coverage. Starting in January 2013 with the posting of the 2014 Art Works...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA will award $45,085,105 in partnership agreements to fund 54 state and jurisdictional arts agencies and six regional arts organizations throughout the country...
Washington, DC -- The vast connectivity made possible by today's digital devices and programs creates tremendous opportunities and considerable challenges. Although organizations can engage their audiences in many and powerful ways, individuals with differing vision, hearing...
Washington, DC -- Langston Ward, a high school senior from Spokane, Washington, has won the 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. National Endowment for the Arts Deputy Chairman Patrice Walker Powell and Poetry Foundation Program Director Stephen Young announced the...

April 2013

WHAT : The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation announce the 2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. On...
WHAT: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation announce the 2013 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. On Monday...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in...

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