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: David Mura, Credit: Courtesy of American Program Bureau, Inc.
Poet, Writer and Spoken-Word Performer David Mura uses his considerable talents as a poet, novelist, memoirist and performer to explore what it me...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 27:29
Caption: Shailja Patel, Credit: D. Ross Cameron
With a trunk full of her mother’s saris, Kenyan author and performer Shaija Patel reclaims a lost history.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:28
Caption: Sherrie Maricle and Diva, Credit: Shaun Mader
Sherrie Maricle has played with Jazz legends, leads an all-woman big band, and forges new roads for woman in jazz.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:28
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In Translation: Verónica Castillo expands a traditional Mexican art form, the Tree of Life, to express the need for social justice in the 21st cent...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 26:04
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2011 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan talks about her life in jazz. [34:48]

  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 34:49
Caption: Anthony Braxton, Credit: Photo by Michael G. Stewart
Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 40:46
Caption: Keith Jarrett, Credit: Rose Anne Colavito
Pianist Keith Jarrett - letting the music happen.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 34:27
Caption: Jeff Orlowski, Credit: courtesy of Chasing Ice
Jeff Orlowski goes to the Arctic to film James Balog’s documentation of the rapidly disappearing glaciers. We hear all about it.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 30:20
Caption: Jen Masengarb, Credit: courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation
Jen Masengarb explains Chicago's rich architectural legacy and CAF’s role in bringing it public awareness.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 24:52
Caption: Tope Folarin, Credit: David Fleming
Tope Folarin becomes the first writer born outside of Africa to win the Caine Prize with his short story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian ch...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:24
Caption: Daniel Beaty as Paul Robeson, Credit: Photo by Don Ipock, courtesy of Arena Stage
Daniel Beaty's play and bravura performance in The Tallest Tree in the Forest shines a light on the artistry and activism of Paul Robeson.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 31:49
Caption: Frank Price
In the second part of our interview, Frank Price talks about the business of film making as well as some of the iconic films he’s made, including T...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Jo Lawry, Judith Hill and Lisa Fischer in TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM., Credit: courtesy of RADiUS-TWC
Hot off his Academy Award win for "Twenty Feet from Stardom," Morgan Neville reflects on the singers, the film, and the ride they have shared.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Carol Fran performing at the 2013  National Heritage Fellowship Concert, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
Louisiana Swamp blues singer, composer and pianist Carol Fran looks back at her sixty year career.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:29
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It's a music-filled podcast with New Orleans composer, producer, and pianist Allen Toussaint who combines elegance with funk. [29:29]

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:29
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Pratibha Parmar discusses making the recent documentary about an iconic American writer, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, which can be seen on the Am...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Here’s a peak at the Screen Actors’ Guild or SAG Award--the show where actors honor actors. [27:58]

  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 27:58
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Inocente, the subject of the Oscar-winning short doc of the same name, talks about the importance of art in her life. [8:18]

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Musician and legendary innovator, Afrika Bambaataa, discusses the origin and legacy of hip-hop. [13:35]

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:35
  • Purchases: 1
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16 year-old Daisy Castro gets to the heart of gypsy jazz. [28:00]

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:00