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: Danielle Evans , Credit:  Beowulf Sheehan
Author Danielle Evans discusses her recent short-story collection "The Office of Historical Corrections."

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Scott Yoo, Credit: Arcos Film + Music
Scott Yoo is a wonderful guide to the music and the influences of some of the great composers of western classical music on the series "Now Hear This"

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Wayne Valliere, Credit: Tim Frandy
Culture-bearer and 2020 National Heritage Fellow Wayne Valliere (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) is one of a handful of birch bark canoe builders left in t...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 22:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rebekah Taussig, Credit: Micah Jones
Teacher and advocate Rebekah Taussig recently published her first book-- Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Tracy K. Smith, Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Former poet laureate of the United States Tracy K. Smith in wide-ranging conversation about poetry, history, and memory.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Speak the Speech, Credit: Kate Saylor
Artistic Director of Alabama Shakespeare Festival Rick Dildine brings theater outdoors and has the audience "Speak the Speech."

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 26:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lora Bottinelli, Credit: Caroline O'Hare
Executive Director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Lora Bottinelli talks about the central place of traditional art and tra...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Amanda Morgan, Credit: Lindsay Thomas
Ballet dancer, choreographer and activist Amanda Morgan keeps on moving.

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: William Bell, Credit: David McClister
Meet 2020 National Heritage Fellow William Bell, noted singer, songwriting, and producer.

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Loira Limbal
Filmmaker Loira Limbal explores the world of 24 day care in her documentary Through the Night

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 1