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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485 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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7 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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  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master and Trumpeter Snooky Young Meets Louis Armstrong.

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 12
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NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans on embracing New York City's 52nd Street

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 9
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NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck on the Power of Music and Exchange.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 17
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Dave Brubeck reflects on the importance of jazz and foreign relations

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Dave Brubeck on the importance of Cultural Exchange

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 18
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Jazz Master Dave Brubeck on US Jazz Ambassadors of the 1950s

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Thelonius Monk's vote of confidence helped NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln develop into one of the best jazz singers and songwriters of our time.

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2008
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 10
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Drummer and NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton talks about the interplay between performer and audience, performing with Duke Ellington, and touring du...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18
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NEA Jazz Master Buddy Defranco is known as "The Father of Bebop Clarinet." Defranco tells us it took a long time to achieve this status.

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 19