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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511 Pieces

Art Works is the weekly program produced 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 Tuesdays. 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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16 Pieces

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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9 Pieces

Quick Study--a podcast about research in the arts from the National Endowment for the Arts

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26 Pieces

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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Navajo/Diné Textile Artist and Weaver and 2022 National Heritage Fellow TahNibaa Naataanii talks about the way of life that is Navajo/Diné weaving

  • Added: Nov 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Kelli Jo Ford, Credit: Val Ford Hancock
Kelli Jo Ford (Cherokee) discusses her novel Crooked Hallelujah which gives us the stories of four generations of Cherokee women and the love, supp...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Theresa Secord, Credit: Steve Wewerka
We are celebrating Native American Heritage Month and National Heritage Award by revisiting Penobscot Nation Ash/Sweetgrass Basketmaker and 2016 Na...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: C. Brian Williams, Credit: Jim Saah
Step Artist and Producer and 2022 National Heritage Fellow C. Brian Williams discusses the rich cultural history of stepping and his work bringing ...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kevin Locke, Credit: Courtesy of Kevin Locke
The late Kevin Locke talks about learning, performing, and teaching Lakota culture and traditions around the world.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, Credit: Naima Wolfe
Director of Communications for the Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society in Athens Ohio Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed talks about repurposing a vacan...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joel Snyder
Dr. Joel Snyder talks about putting visual images into words for blind people.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Marisel Vera  , Credit:  Wes Carrasquillo
In this 2021 interview, Marisel Vera talks about unpacking the history of late 19th century Puerto Rico for her novel “The Taste of Sugar.”

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Amalia Ortiz , Credit:  Ned Meneses
Performance poet and theater arts director Amalia Ortiz discusses her work at SAY Sí, her own award-wining art, and the intersection between the two.

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Loira Limbal, Credit: Erin Patrice O’Brien
Filmmaker Loira Limbal talks about her 2020 documentary Through the Night which examines a home-based 24-hour day-care center and the personal cost...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 4