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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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: The Miguel Sisters
Forty years ago, Muriel Miguel co-founded Spiderwoman Theater the first Native-American women’s theater. It's still going strong!

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Junot Diaz, Credit: Nina Subin
The National Book Award winner talks about author Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
Caption: Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen
Documentary filmmakers Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen look at a small Tuscan village where each year life is translated into art.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:24
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 25:12
Caption: Thomas Maupin, Credit: Gary Hamilton
2017 National Heritage Fellow buck dancer Thomas Maupin lets his feet do the talking.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:29
  • Purchases: 1
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In this piece, the *brand new* Emmy Award-winning Jacobs discusses the art of music supervision and shares stories from her work on four projects i...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 09:23
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In this audio piece, among other things, we learn how she joined The New Yorker’s staff and how her illustrations are infused with a particular kin...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:26
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus  performing “A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular", Credit: Maike Schulz
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder,artistic director and performer Stephanie Monseu brings us circus arts by way of the East Village performance ...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 27:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ron Simons
Ron Simons became a producer to shine a light on untold stories.

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1