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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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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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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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
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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
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Henry Threadgill, Credit: Nhumi Threadgill
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and 2021 NEA Jazz Master Henry Threadgill reflects on his musical life and shares his thoughts about improvised mu...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 28:47
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Caption: Shanta Thake at Summer for the City, Credit: Kevin Yatarola; used courtesy of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Chief Artistic Officer of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) Shanta Thake talks about programming that speaks to the needs of New York C...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Lisa Donovan
Dr Lisa Donovan, co-director of the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network, discusses the work being done with support from the Arts Endowme...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 28:31
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Caption: Saheem Ali, Credit: Courtesy of The Public Theater
Associate Artistic Director of The Public Theater as well as the director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fat Ham,” Saheem Ali talks about wo...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
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Quick Study: a look at the stats and stories that help us better understand the value of art in everyday life

  • Added: Jun 14, 2022
  • Length: 05:18