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National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Opera Honoree Lotfi Mansouri

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 direc…

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Statement from the National Endowment for the Arts on the Death of Hmong Musician Bua Xou Mua, recipient of a 1985 NEA National Heritage Fellowship

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.

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National Endowment for the Arts to Host Twitter Chat on Creative Placemaking

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 direct…

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National Endowment for the Arts Hosts Live Webinar about How to Build Collective Impact Initiatives on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

As the benefits of using a common agenda to solve complex social problems become better understood, the concept of using collective impact to advance arts education continues to gain traction. In a follow-up to the Spring 2013 webinar that provided an …

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2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows to Perform in Free Concert at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC on Friday, September 27, 2013

The 2013 concert will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. EDT, and will feature art forms as diverse as Irish fiddling, traditional gypsy music, and Native American storytelling, among others.

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Industrial Designers Play a Critical Role in Manufacturing, Technology, and Innovation

For the first time, the National Endowment for the Arts takes an in-depth look at this dynamic field in the report Valuing the Art of Industrial Design: A Profile of the Sector and Its Importance to Manufacturing, Technology, and Innovation.

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National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master Marian McPartland

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 throu…

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National Endowment for the Arts Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton

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 Roo…

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2013-2014 NEA Jazz Masters Live Grants

Managed by Arts Midwest, the 2013-2014 NEA Jazz Masters Live program will provide $75,000 in grants to six nonprofit organizations to present NEA Jazz Masters at performance and educational activities.

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National Endowment for the Arts Joins the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Agencies to Select Winning Teams for REBUILD BY DESIGN

The National Endowment for the Arts 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 Hurrica…

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