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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463 Pieces

Art Works is the weekly podcast 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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4 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.


Pieces

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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...

Bought by KZUM and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Junious Brickhouse, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
According to Junious Brickhouse--Urban dance or Piedmont Blues—it’s all artistic legacy

Bought by KZUM, Harford Community Radio, and WMPG


  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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
Caption: Performance  of ASAP's Comedy  Boot Camp Graduate, Credit: Courtesy of ASAP
Creating community and building bridges: Veterans, Laughter and the Arts

Bought by Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Guitar genius and NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny talks about Song X with Ornette Coleman, his first album, Bright Size Life, and guitar improvisation.

Bought by KCSM, Harford Community Radio, Delmarva Public Media, WICR, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master and owner of the NEW Keystone Korner in Baltimore, Todd Barkan talks about starting Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at JALC, his latin jazz ...

Bought by KCSM, Harford Community Radio, Delmarva Public Media, Harford Community Radio, and KJZX


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen is the only female to join Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and talks working with Stan Getz.

Bought by KCSM, Delmarva Public Media, WICR, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and KJZX


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Dianne Reeves sings "Dreams" with Robert Glasper, steps into Ella's shoes, and knows Today Will Be a Good Day.

Bought by KCSM, Delmarva Public Media, WICR, Harford Community Radio, and KJZX


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Pat Jarrett
Old-time fiddler and 2018 National heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about taking the music across the country and throughout the world

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 25:11
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Susi Lawson Photography
Old-time fiddler and National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about the music he plays and the folks who taught him.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 26:23