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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569 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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13 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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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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Baritone Kerry Henderson talks about co-creating a festival from scratch in a small mountain town with little money and a lot of help from friends ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 25:10
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Billy Luther explores different facets of his heritage in his documentaries. His latest looks at a little known celebration of the Laguna Pueblo, G...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 26:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Meet Morris Robinson, who was an All-American at The Citadel, started studying voice at the age of 30, and sings at the great opera houses througho...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 27:03
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2011 National Heritage Fellow and slack key guitar master Led Kaapana talks about making music the Hawaiian way.

Bought by KDNK


  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 27:07
  • Purchases: 1
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1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow, violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen discusses his merging of Arab and western musical traditions.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 27:23
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Novelist Wesley Stace, who performs under the stage name, John Wesley Harding, discusses his work.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Co-Founder of the Vermont Performance Lab, Sara Coffey talks about creating spaces and community support for contemporary dance in rural Vermont.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2011
  • Length: 26:06
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2011 NEA Heritage Fellows and co-founders of San Jose Taiko, Roy and PJ Hirabayashi talk about the importance of this traditional art in the Asian ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2011
  • Length: 28:34
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Innovative director Nic Muni talks about the challenges and rewards of producing opera.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 26:21
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It's not dark yet. Well, actually it is. But actor Alfred Molina makes a book with Death in the title an absolute thrill to listen to. The program ...

Bought by KMUN, KPIP-LP, KQED, KRZA, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2011
  • Length: 28:39
  • Purchases: 6