The National Endowment for the Arts' ArtsHERE initiative will support 95 regional cultural groups across the U.S.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Terence Blanchard, Willard Jenkins, Amina Claudine Myers and Gary Bartz for the prestigious honor.
The White House has announced its nominees for the next Chairs of the National Arts and Humanities Endowments. If confirmed, the NEH pick would become the first Native American to become chair.
This year's honorees include the Mexican-American band Los Lobos, the founder of the Irish-American musical group Cherish the Ladies, and Native American and Puerto Rican textile artists.
Rahele Megosha, a senior at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, won the 2021 Poetry Out Loud prize on Thursday. The award is given by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation.
Nearly a thousand arts organizations across the country are receiving funds from the CARES Act. But the National Endowment for the Arts says the $44 million in grants it announced today is not enough.
The grant, thought to be the largest-ever from a philanthropic institution for poetry, will enable the academy to fund its Poets Laureate Fellowship program for the next three years.
The partial government shutdown hasn't just shuttered museums in Washington, D.C. Across the U.S., and even beyond its borders, artists and the groups supporting them are grappling with the fallout.
The National Endowment for the Arts says that since its last survey period in 2012, the number of U.S. adults reading poetry had nearly doubled. And the agency says social media may be responsible.
Allan Monga won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition last month, but the NEA barred him from the national stage because of his immigration status. Now he's suing for his right to participate.