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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503 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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12 Pieces

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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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: 3
Caption: Eva Enciñias, Credit: Courtesy of NIF
Flamenco Artist and 2022 National Heritage Fellow Eva Enciñias has spent her life to elevating flamenco while weaving it into the fabric of communi...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KZUM, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: David Serkin Ludwig
David Serkin Ludwig talks about his life in music both as a composer and as an educator dedicated to new music and expanding the music community

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., RADIOLEX, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 28:26
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Community Farm, Credit: Courtesy of Sipp Culture
Carlton Turner talks about the work of Sipp Culture which uses story to uncover and support cultural and economic development in Utica, Mississippi.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., RADIOLEX, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 06, 2022
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Vanessa Hua, Credit: Andria Lo
Author Vanessa Hua discusses her fiction and her determination to shine a light on the multiplicity of voices within the Chinese-American diaspora

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Paavo Hannien
We’re revisiting this 2021 interview with filmmaker CJ Hunt who discusses his Emmy Award nominated documentary The Neutral Ground which explores t...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:32
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jenny Mendez
Jenny Mendez discusses the Mattie Rhodes Art & Cultural Center’s work in arts education and community programming.

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2022
  • Length: 28:49
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jacob Ming-Trent
Jacob Ming-Trent talks about his career on stage playing Shakespeare, why he left and why he returned.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Victor Lodato
Victor Lodato talks about creating a New Jersey gothic with "Edgar and Lucy."

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sarah Smarsh, Credit: Paul Andrews
Sarah Smarsh discusses her book Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth which is 2022-2023 NEA Big Read...

Bought by WMPG, WDCB, RADIOLEX, KZUM, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6