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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 Roots.’

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.

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 Hurricane Sandy.

National Endowment for the Arts Presents Final Webinar in Series Exploring Social Impact Design

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-founder of Design Observer. The webinar will coincide with the third annual Symposium on Design Education and Social Change.

The National Endowment for the Arts Celebrates NEA Literature Fellows at the National Book Festival’s Poetry & Prose Pavilion on September 21-22, 2013

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 most prestigious competitive awards for new and established authors. The Poetry & Prose Pavilion, sponsored by the NEA, is part of the Library of Congress’s thirteenth annual literary festival, which takes place on September 21-22, 2013, on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

National Endowment for the Arts Announces $250,000 for 16 Literature Translation Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its latest efforts to support literary translation through $250,000 in recommended grants to 16 translators to support the translation of works into English from 13 languages and 15 countries.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces Grants for Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

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 that supports U.S. arts organizations to present exemplary dance, music and theater artists from Latin America to a broad range of communities across the United States.

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2013 Our Town Grant Recipients

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 in 36 states totaling $4.725 million to fund projects that engage the arts to help shape the social, physical, and economic character of communities.

Music education and neuroscience take center stage at the latest public webinar from the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development

You are invited to a live, public webinar on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm ET.

Arts Midwest Announces 2013–2014 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants

Arts Midwest has announced $1 million in grants to 40 nonprofit, professional theater companies to perform Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. The awards mark the eleventh consecutive year of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program managed by Arts Midwest in partnership with the NEA.