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2013 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

2013 Guide to the National Endowment for the Arts

The 2013 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants.

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Welcome to Our Town 2012

July 12, 2012 by Jason Schupbach, NEA Director of Design Alaska Arts Southeast, which runs the acclaimed Sitka Fine Arts Camp each summer, received a 2011 Our Town grant to support the Sitka Festival of the Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences. Photo by Jayleen Beedle Today we announced the second round of Our Town grantees! I’m […]

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Creative Placemaking—two years and counting!

May 31, 2012 by Jason Schupbach, NEA Director of Design The Pollinators in Lawrence, Kansas. The mural was commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art as part of a retrospective of the work of muralist and Kansas native Aaron Douglas (1899-1979). Photo by Dave Loewenstein At the NEA, we have just completed the panels that […]

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Postcard from California and Arizona, Part Two

Rocco Landesman and crew

March 9, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am in Ajo with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance staff who are working to restore Ajo’s town plaza. And now, here’s the scoop on the second part of my California and Arizona trip. After Los Angeles, it was on to Phoenix. There, of course, our host was […]

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Witnessing Ajo’s Rebirth

February 24, 2012 By Rebecca Gross The Curley School in Ajo, Arizona, after being renovated by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance. Photo by Ron McCoy Built in the early 20th century, the Curley School was once the architectural jewel of Ajo, Arizona, a former copper mining town just 40 miles north of Mexico. But once […]

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Postcard from Minnesota and North Dakota

December 16, 2011 by Rocco Landesman Here’s an “action shot” of our press conference in Fargo on the city’s Our Town grant. Photo by M. Sauvageau My latest Art Works tour took me to Minnesota and North Dakota. I started at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. To some degree my whole NEA agenda […]

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Postcard from Charleston, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland (Part One)

September 30, 2011 by Rocco Landesman When I was in Charleston Mayor Joe Riley (left) and Michael Thomas Maher of the Charleston Civic Design Center showed me the plans for transforming neglected open space in the Gaillard Center Arts Precinct. The project received one of our inaugural Our Town grants. Photo courtesy of South Carolina […]

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Postcard from Minneapolis

September 15, 2011 By Rocco Landesman The creative placemaking panel in Minneapolis. From l-r: Tom Fisher, Rocco Landesman, Mayor Rybak, Sarah Harris, and Tom Borrup. Photo courtesy of billkelleyphoto.com Last week, I continued a busy month of travel with a trip to Minneapolis. It was a kind of “coming home” for me because I’ve spent […]

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Postcard from Alaska, Part Two

September 13, 2011 By Rocco Landesman Rocco caught a fish THIS big at the Silver Salmon Camp. Photo by Sven Haakanson As you read yesterday, my first day in Alaska was truly jam-packed. The pace didn’t let up! On the second day of our trip with the Rasmuson Foundation, we went to Bethel, and a […]

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Los Angeles Embodies Spirit of ‘Our Town’

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce that we have received an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide. DCA will receive a $250,000 award, the largest grant amount available, to support the design of the Watts […]

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