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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469 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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The Oberlin Conservatory of Music won the 2009 National Medal of Arts, the highest award bestowed on an artist or organization by the federal gover...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2011
  • Length: 28:08
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In 2008, Kay Ryan was appointed the 16th U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. And today, you'll hear why.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2011
  • Length: 21:52
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NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones reflects on his marvelous career tickling the ivories.

Bought by KMUW and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 25, 2011
  • Length: 24:53
  • Purchases: 2
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2009 National Heritage Fellow Queen Ida Guillory discusses the Zydeco tradition and how she became a part of the band!

  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 28:57
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One of America's most beloved stars spills some backstage secrets while discussing career highlights. Arguably most famous for her role as Melanie ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 27:53
  • Purchases: 1
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A world without Mary Poppins? No way. The two-time Oscar winner and 2008 National Medal winner lets us in on how great show tunes get written.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:58
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The man behind Spider Man, Stan Lee was awarded a 2008 National Medal of Arts. Like the superheroes he invented, Stan Lee is bigger than life. Chec...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:57
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Five Moments with producer and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Orrin Keepnews.

Bought by KCSM, WICR, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 08:29
  • Purchases: 8
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Six Moments with 2011 NEA Jazz Master, composer, and arranger Johnny Mandel.

Bought by KCSM, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Three Moments featuring trumpeter, bandleader, and 2011 NEA Jazz Master, Wynton Marsalis.

Bought by KCSM, WICR, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 7