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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561 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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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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19 Pieces

Quick Study--a podcast about research in the arts from the National Endowment for the Arts

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27 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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In this episode, we look at innovative arts measurement techniques by the cultural agencies of three countries (UK, Canada, and Australia).

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 08:41
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In today’s episode of Quick Study, we consider evolving public perceptions of artists as community members and change-makers, based on nationally ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 08:22
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This week, the podcast is divided into two parts with one subject—poetry. Part 1 is excerpts from my 2018 interview with poet Melissa Range while p...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A special edition of Art Works a conversation between NEA Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson and U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos, moderated ...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 5
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An musical podcast with pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and 2024 Jazz Master Amina Claudine Myers exploring her life in music from gospel to...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 28:43
  • Purchases: 6
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Co-founder of I’m Your Neighbor Books Kirsten Cappy builds bridges through children’s literature

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Exploring complexities through short stories: a conversation with author and 2020 NEA Literature Fellow Danielle Evans

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 29:04
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 29:56
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In this tuneful 59 minute podcast, 2024 NEA Jazz Master Saxophonist Gary Bartz talks about his life and career, touching on his roots, influences, ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
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Tap Dancer and 2021 National Heritage Fellow, Reginald “Reggio the Hoofer” McLaughlin tap-dancing from Chicago’s subways to stages around the world.

Bought by WDCB, WMPG, RADIOLEX, Spokane Public Radio, and KZUM


  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5