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

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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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To mark Disability Pride Month, I revisit this interview with award-winning poet Sheila Black who discusses her journey as a poet, editor, and adv...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2024
  • Length: 27:54
  • Purchases: 3
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We're marking July 4 with this 2016 interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda in which we talk about "Hamilton" and discuss the meticulous process behind t...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2024
  • Length: 29:01
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Dancer, choreographer, and founder of Queer the Ballet, Adriana Pierce shares her personal story, the inspiration behind and the work of Queer the ...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Discover how 2024 National Heritage Fellow Pat Johnson transformed her former segregated one room school into a thriving center for Black history a...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2024
  • Length: 27:48
  • Purchases: 5
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Tyler Blackwell, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum, discusses the museum's rich history, community engagement initiatives, and in...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2024
  • Length: 28:44
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A heartfelt remembrance of blues harmonica master and 2017 National Heritage Fellow the late Phil Wiggins

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Director of Education and Violin/Viola Teaching Artist at the Paterson Music Project (PMP) Shanna Lin discusses the program and its impact.

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  • Added: May 28, 2024
  • Length: 29:03
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LGBT and Ethnic Scholar and Author Lillian Faderman discusses her book My Mother’s Wars a reconstructed memoir of her mother’s life as an Jewish i...

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  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
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President of Actors' Equity Kate Shindle and the NEA Director of Theater & Musical Theater Greg Reiner discuss the current challenges, strategic in...

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  • Added: May 10, 2024
  • Length: 29:04
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In this episode, we learn how leaders of a global network of arts and cultural districts regard their influence on community health and well-being.

  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 11:07