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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468 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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5 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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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Casting Director Walter Ware
Casting director Walter Ware brings the right people together.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Guy Mendilow , Credit:  Photo by Gretjen Helene
Guy Mendilow embraces and reinterprets the traditional music of Sephardic Jews.

Bought by WCNY and KZUM


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jake Gyllenhaal as George in Sunday in the Park with George. , Credit: Photo by Mathew Murphy
Jake Gyllenhaal talks about his role in the iconic play Sunday in the Park with George

Bought by WCNY


  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast draws the lines of absurdity

Bought by WCNY and WCPN


  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:46
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bryan Akipa, Credit: Tom Pich
2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker Bryan Akipa is reinvigorating a First Nation musical tradition.

Bought by KZUM


  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sebastian Junger, Credit: Tim Hetherington
With his book Tribe, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger upends our ideas about PTSD.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Ellis and David Gallaher combined werewolves and westerns and created the cult classic, High Moon.

Bought by WCPN, KWMR, and WNJR


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:05
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kimberly Brooks
Kimberly Brooks talks about the language of painting

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 27:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pam Munoz Ryan
For award-winning author for young readers Pam Munoz Ryan multiculturalism comes naturally.

Bought by KWMR, KRZA, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:16
  • Purchases: 3