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National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

Pieces

Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: First-grade docents at Portland's King School, Credit: Courtesy of harrell Fletcher
Harrell Fletcher shares his passion for social practice—creative projects in communities that are by, for, and of the residents.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

Bought by WABE, KMRE-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sam Highsmith and Gabby Huggins from Spy Hop, Credit: Courtesy of Spy Hop
Spy Hop's executive director Kasandra VerBrugghen shares the story of Utah's award-winning youth media arts program.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julianna Baggott , Credit: Laura Ciociola
Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders took Julianna Baggott 18 years to write. Julianna discusses how writing 14 other novels in a variety of genr...

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Williams
The man who gave Star Wars its wings, 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, composer John Williams discusses the art of scoring films.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ellsworth  Kelly in his studio, Credit: Jack Shear
Artist and 2012 National Medal of Arts Recipient, Ellsworth Kelly looks back on his career.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KMRE-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A half-century of musical innovation and self-determination, told by AACM co-founder (currently AACM-New York president) and 2010 NEA Jazz Master M...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: On the set of Better Call Saul, Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television
Dave Porter’s iconic music is an essential part of the story: Think: Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul

Bought by KMRE-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Wayne Carr as Pericles caught in storm at sea., Credit: Teresa Wood
From Pericles to Tupac Shakur, Wayne Carr has the uncanny ability to embody fully-realized characters.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Soloman Howard as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the company of Appomattox at Washington National Opera , Credit: Scott Suchman
Tazewell Thompson may be wowing critics and audiences with his direction of the opera Appomattox, but he’s an equally brilliant theater director an...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Opening Day of Spoleto USA, 2015
After 40 years, Mayor Riley steps down, leaving a legacy that privileges the public sphere and beauty in the everyday.

Bought by WABE, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jane Alexander, Credit: Joan marcus
Jane Alexander reflects on her time at the NEA, her life-long love affair with theater, and the centrality of art to the human experience.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mike Mignola's Hellboy
After all this time, Mike Mignola still loves drawing monsters

Bought by WNJR, KMRE-LP, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Richard Hunt in his studio, Credit: Tom McCormick
Richard Hunt talks about creating large pieces of abstract art for public spaces and reflects on his time on the National Council of the Arts

Bought by WNJR and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A scene from Destiny of Desire, Credit: C. Stanley Photography.
Karen Zacarias is the most produced Latina playwright in the nation. Now, she brings the telenovela to the stage with Destiny of Desire

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: Dolly Jacobs, Credit: Richard Czina
Most kids run away from home to join the circus. For aerialist and 2015 National Heritage Fellow, Dolly Jacobs, it was a family affair.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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American Ballet Theatre received the first grant ever given by the National Endowment for the Arts. We talk about that long and fruitful relationship.

Bought by KMRE-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Juan Felipe Herrera Unity Poem Fiesta. , Credit: Courtesy University of California-Riverside
The new poet laureate of the United States and two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow calls for everyone’s heart to speak out.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KFCF FM, KMRE-LP, WLPR, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Dan Sheehy, Credit: Ashlee Duncan
He helped develop the Folk Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts and he's been head of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Now, Dan Shee...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WABE, KPVL, and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4