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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573 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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Caption: Stan Lee, Credit: Courtesy of POW! Entertainment
Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange: the late Stan Lee was there at the creation.

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:49
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Emmett Phillips, Credit: Jennifer Marquez of JamsCreative Photography
Teaching artist Emmett Phillips discusses the dynamic arts education programming he creates through hip-hop.

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Lisa Donovan
Dr Lisa Donovan discusses the work being done with support from the National Endowment for the Arts to increase access to arts education equitably ...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2023
  • Length: 28:38
  • Purchases: 8
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Wampum & Fiber Artist and 2023 National Heritage Fellow Elizabeth James-Perry (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah) discusses her artistic practi...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Rebekah Taussig, Credit: Micah Jones
Marking Disability Pride month by revisiting my 2020 interview with Rebekah Taussig who discusses her memoir in essays "Sitting Pretty The View fr...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2023
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Gil Rose, Credit: Kevin Condon
A conversation with Gil Rose who founded and heads three organizations-- the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Odyssey Opera and BMOP/Sound—t...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: C. Brian Williams, Credit: Jim Saah
Step Artist and Producer and 2022 National Heritage Fellow C. Brian Williams discusses the rich cultural history of stepping and his work bringing ...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Ann Meier Baker, Credit: Courtesy of Chorus America
Meet former Singing Sergeant and current Director of Music and Opera at the National Endowment for the Arts Ann Meier Baker—the woman who went to b...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2023
  • Length: 22:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Kenny Garrett, Credit: Jimmy Katz
Saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and 2023 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Garrett talks about his life in music.

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tiya Miles, Credit: Stephanie Mitchell
2011 MacArthur Fellow, 2021 National Book Award winner, historian, and novelist Tiya Miles discusses how fiction and history meet in her novel.

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4