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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568 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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Shirley Sneve talks about the mission of the Native American Public Telecommunications organization, which shares stories of Native American people...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 27:33
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The only general director to found and lead two opera companies (Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera Pacific), David DiChiera talks about his career, ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 32:30
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Choreographer Parker Esse talks about his experience creating new choreography for Arena Stage's revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic music...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 26:29
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Do you feel like busting loose? NEA Heritage Fellow Chuck Brown talks about his career, from honing his chops in prison in Lorton, Virginia, to dev...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 28:49
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One of the most well-regarded postwar American artists still working, Frank Stella discusses his five-decade career in the visual arts, from painti...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2011
  • Length: 21:40
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Jeffrey Sweet talks about the revitalization of theater in Chicago through the Second City and other theater companies, as well as his own experien...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 26:51
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Natasha Wimmer was awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship in 2007 to translate Roberto Bolaño's epic novel 2666. In this interview, she discusses the...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 27:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Awarded the 2010 Bess Lomax Hawes Award for the preservation of cultural heritage, Judith McCulloh talks about her extensive work as a folklorist a...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 24:05
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A NEA Literature Fellow and renowned writer, Rudolfo Anaya talks about not only his acclaimed novel Bless Me, Ultima, but the influence of the oral...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 23:56
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Bluegrass legend Del McCoury discusses his 50-year career, from joining Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in the 1960s to multiple appearances at the B...

Bought by Prairie Public and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 28, 2011
  • Length: 26:39
  • Purchases: 2