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: Lynsey Addario, Credit: Kursat Bayhan
In this podcast, Lynsey Addario talks about working as a photojournalist in places around the world racked by violence and war.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Novelist Marjan Kamali talks about her recent novel The Stationery Shop-- a story that begins in 1953 in Iran and spans 60 years. We talk about Per...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Valerie Boyd, Credit: Courtesy: Valerie Boyd
We’re marking Women’s history month by replaying my in-depth interview with the late Valerie Boyd who wrote the acclaimed “Wrapped in Rainbows: the...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Ashleigh Gordon, Credit: Robert Torres Photography
Violist Ashleigh Gordon is the co-founder and artistic/executive director of Castle of our Skins—a music initiative in Boston that celebrates Black...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Credit: David K. Riddick
Meet the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson! In this podcast, Chair Jackson shares her thoughts about the ...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Hank Jones, Credit: Tom Pich
In celebration of Black History month, we mined the archives and revisited our interview with the late pianist and NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones.

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: Donald Harrison, Credit: Courtesy of Donald Harrison
Saxophonist, cultural activist, educator and 2022 NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison talks about jazz's rich diversity and its roots in New Orleans' ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Sade Lythcott, Credit: Courtesy of National Black Theatre
CEO of National Black Theatre Sade Lythcott discusses how authentic storytelling heals communities.

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 28:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Educator, advocate and pioneer in audio description, Dr. Joel Snyder talks about putting the visual into words for blind people.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:51
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Caption: Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Art historian, curator, and 2021 MacArthur Fellow, Dr Fleetwood discusses the profound significance of the art created by incarcerated people.

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3