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: Huascar Medina, Credit: Courtesy of the artist
We're celebrating poetry in this week's podcast. The first Latino and non-academic Poet Laureate of Kansas (and National Council on the Arts member...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Karen Ann Daniels, Credit: Garlia Cornelia Jones
Exploring the New Horizons for the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre with Karen Ann Daniels

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Brandon Victor Dixon, Credit: Dario Calmese
Actor, singer, and producer Brandon Victor Dixon talks about his long and storied career on Broadway.

Bought by KMUN, WMPG, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Irene Taylor Brodsky discusses her own family’s journey through deafness and music.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 28:03
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Randy Reinholz, Credit: Maria Ventura
Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Native Voices Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) talks about theater produced by and for Native Americans.

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2023
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Dr. Zella Palmer, Credit: Courtesy of Dillard University
“Where there’s flavor, there’s history:” Educator, Author, and Filmmaker Dr. Zella Palmer discusses her work in preserving the legacy of African-Am...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2023
  • Length: 28:40
Caption: Cynthia Leitich Smith, Credit: Christopher T Assaf
YA and children’s author and curator Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee) discusses the joys and responsibilities of writing and curating authentic Nat...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 28:23
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Sebastian Junger , Credit: Tim Hetherington
Journalist, author, and filmmaker Sebastian Junger discusses his book Tribe—an exploration of how a fractious society disengaged from war may contr...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2023
  • Length: 28:17
Caption: Isabel Cañas , Credit: Kilian Blum
Author Isabel Cañas discusses her novels and the space created by gothic fiction’s trope for exploring issues of social hierarchy, race and gender.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WSLR, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KZUM


  • Added: Oct 29, 2023
  • Length: 28:40
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Peng Shepherd, Credit: Rachel Crittenden
Peng Shepherd discusses her speculative mystery The Cartographers, her fascination with maps, her love of speculative fiction, and the challenges o...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2023
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 7