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Art Works Podcast: Daisy Castro

This week’s Art Works podcast features Daisy Castro, the 16 year-old gypsy violinist.

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National Endowment for the Arts’ Director of Literature to Depart Agency

The National Endowment for the Arts announces today that Ira Silverberg, director of literature programs, will leave the agency and return to New York City. Silverberg’s departure is effective July 11, 2013.

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National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Visa Consular Process

The June 19, 2013 session will cover the consular process for O and P visas for foreign artists.

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Citizens’ Institute On Rural Design Announces 2013 Awards

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) announced four organizations selected to host design workshops in rural communities. CIRD workshops bring together local leaders, non-profits, community organizations, and citizens with a team of specialis…

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The National Endowment for the Arts Releases New Research Tool on Working Artists

The NEAhas released “Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists.” This new online research tool offers 70 searchable tables with figures on working artists by state and metropolitan area, by demographic information (includ…

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipients

The nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, the NEA National Heritage Fellowships recognize folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations.

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NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet Announce the 2013 Launchof Blue Star Museums

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-breaking 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.

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Washington State’s Langston Ward is named Poetry Out Loud National Champion

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 annou…

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Funding for States and Regions for Fiscal Year 2013

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 coun…

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National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Accessibility in Media Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET at arts.gov to discuss best practices for making websites and digital content widely accessible to all audiences.

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