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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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: Jericho Brown, Credit: Brian Cornelius
Jericho Brown reads and discusses his work, his creative process, and Black queer poetry’s capacity to expand concepts of love

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Nicole Chung, Credit: Carletta Girma
Nicole Chung writes of family and loss with a focus on broader societal failures.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Credit: Thomas Wolf
In this 2017 interview, Dancer and Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess looks back at 25 years of creating dance and leading a company.

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  • Added: May 29, 2023
  • Length: 28:36
  • Purchases: 2
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A look at the Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant Program: we have an overview of the program and a conversation with one of the grantees.

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  • Added: May 19, 2023
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jason Rhee, Credit: Mike Jue
In his documentary in process, EJ Lee: All-American filmmaker Jason Rhee tells the story of EJ Lee a Korean immigrant in Louisiana who was a pheno...

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  • Added: May 16, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Amy Tan, Credit: Julian Johnson
In time for Mother's Day: Author and 2021 National Humanities Medalist Amy Tan discusses “The Joy Luck Club,” her writing with its themes of family...

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  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:26
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Caption: Meg Medina, Credit: Scott Elmquist
Author and Library of Congress’s 2023-24 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Meg Medina wants to spark joy in young readers as they f...

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  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ahmad Jamal, Credit: Dl Media
In this 2012 interview, the recently-deceased NEA Jazz Master pianist Ahmad Jamal talks about his celebrated career.

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Camille T Dungy, Credit:  Beowulf Sheehan
Ecopoet and two-time NEA Literature Fellow Camille T Dungy discusses how history and race complicates nature writing

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2023
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe and Joseph Pinzon , Credit: Jo Reed
Dramaturg and literary manager Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe and casting director Joseph Pinzon takes us behind the scenes at Washington DC’s Arena Stage ...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:33
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