National Endowment for the Arts

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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.

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402 Pieces

The Art Works Podcast is produced weekly by the National Endowment for the Arts. It goes behind the scenes with some of the nation's great artists to explore how art works. New shows are posted on Thursdays. Find out more at arts.gov

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130 Pieces

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

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NEA Literary Moments showcase writers and the literature they create through Big Read Moments, Poetry Out Loud Moments, and Shakespearean Moments.

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This series includes miscellaneous audio from our quarterly magazine, NEA Arts, shorter pieces we've featured on the NEA blog, Art Works, and sound from our series, Short Cuts.

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The Big Read initiative was created to inspire people to read more great literature. As part of this program, the NEA produced several half-hour audio documentaries to accompany print materials.


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Caption: Reggie Workman , Credit: Richard Kohler
Bassist and 2020 NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman talks about his storied career

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 28:53
Caption: Nate Powell
Nate Powell discusses the art of cartooning the National Book Award-winning trilogy March.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Trey Ellis
Filmmaker Trey Ellis talks about bringing Bryan Stevenson’s work to the screen.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Ernie and Joe, Credit: Courtesy of Ernie and Joe
Interview with Jenifer McShane who directed Ernie and Joe a documentary follows two San Antonio Police Officers as they respond to mental health c...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Bobby Fulcher, Credit:  Sarah Terpstra Hanson
State Park Manager Bobby Fulcher has spent 40 years uncovering the local culture of the Tennessee Cumberlands.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: R.O. Kwon, Credit:  Smeeta Mahanti
Author R.O. Kwon's book The Incendiaries has been named a best book of the year by over forty publications. Not bad for a first book! But it's als...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:53
Caption: Madeline Miller, Credit: Nina Subin
The ever-compelling Greek myths fuel Madeline Miller's imagination. Circe is the second novel she sets among the god and goddesses and she puts the...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ayana Workman
Actor Ayana Workman talks about working on Branden Jacobs Jenkins play, Everybody--an updated version of a 15th century morality play and a big ch...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Junious Brickhouse, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
According to Junious Brickhouse--Urban dance or Piedmont Blues—it’s all artistic legacy

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Crys Matthews
Crys Matthews is a talent whose Americana, country soul, bluesy folk rock creates a style all her own.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00