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National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment For The Arts Saves Miami Neighborhood

Miami Herald | Posted 02.19.2012 | Miami

Can a few million dollars, a public art project and a bold redevelopment plan reverse the sliding fortunes of one of South Florida’s toughest neighb...

First-Ever Taskforce Of 13 Federal Agencies Will Step Up Research On The Arts

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Arts is forming a task force of 13 federal agencies to foster more research on how the arts affect human...

Culture And Colors: An Autumn Sojourn To New England's Small Museums

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In between museums I stop along the way... Late fall in New England offers some interesting exhibits for the cultural traveler and the last gasp le...

Romney, the Financial Engineer As Job Destroyer, Now Sets His Sights on the National Endowment for the Arts

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Mitt Romney proposes that we cut the National Endowment for the Arts budget. Well, that would help a great deal. That annual budget is expected to be $146 million in 2012, significantly less than Romney and Company made on the Dade International deal alone.

Art Prevails Where Our Government Fails

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.12.2012 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

Christo and Jean Claude, two immigrant Americans, are showing the nation the vitality of its arts and the creative process in not only enhancing our lives, but also as a tool for economic development and well being.

Bullseye! The Arts Are In Romney's Crosshairs

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come out against government-sponsored arts and cultural programs. In an op-ed piece that appeared in USA To...

Lucas Kavner

More Artists, Less Money: Can They Adapt To The Recession? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

This is the first in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. Despite...

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the N...

Revealing NEA Study On The Artist's Lifestyle

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

There was a time when becoming an artist meant devoting yourself to a starving, bohemian lifestyle, sleeping on a futon and burning your rejected work...

Art & Soul: Celebrating the American Legacy of the Arts -- and Ensuring Its Survival

Robin Bronk | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Robin Bronk

2011-10-28-hathathtahathat.jpgNearly every facet of our lives is affected by the arts and its absence in schools. In particular, this absence will eventually lead to a serious deficit in the overall education of our youth.

A World of Bad Ideas

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The world is full of bad ideas -- and the entertainment industry is no exception. It's also filled with people who don't recognize them as such.

10 Artistic Jobs With Bright Futures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

With the country in the middle of a jobs crisis, finding any form of employment is tough, let alone jobs in the arts. It turns out, however, that t...

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?

A Modest Proposal: A Luxury Tax for Expensive Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why don't we create a luxury tax for Hollywood, comparable to the one Major League Baseball invokes whenever a team tries to buy itself a pennant by stocking up on expensive star players.

The Arts Aren't in Kansas Anymore, Toto

Tom Silva | Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts
Tom Silva

Art is about things that can't be reduced to the objective field and the territory of economics. It is about historical memory and creating an interpretive frame for the future. The arts will endure because they are at the core of the human impulse. It's that simple.

WATCH: The Art Of Video Games

Posted 08.04.2011 | Arts

Video games have traveled a long road to respectability in the US. The industry may never finish the winning over the hearts and minds of the older ge...

No More State Arts Funding In Kansas | Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

While many Americans on Saturday were enjoying the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Kansans were gaining the dubious distinction of becoming the nat...

Free Museum Entry For Active Service Members

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums a...

Common, Cats & Conspiracies: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.20.2011 | Arts

It's been yet another bizarre, controversy-filled week on the Arts page. We've featured everything from a cute cat photographer to controversy at Cann...

NEA Announces Grants, Says Video Games Will Count As Art

Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) made two important announcements this week. Along with its annual crop of grant recipients, the agency relea...

The Future of the Arts/The Future of America

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

How are students going to build confidence in their abilities to create if they are not given access to education that goes beyond reading, writing and arithmetic?

The Mikado Project (Trouble In Titipu)

George Heymont | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In all those many years of loving Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, I never once thought about how Asian Americans might react to The Mikado.

Arts Advocates Come Knocking on the Doors of Congress

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

There are stories that all of us in the arts have: of the arts changing a child's life; humanizing a hospital; and revitalizing a rural or urban downtown. The arts are not part of the problem but part of the solution to America's problems.

Governor Palin Viewing the Abyss and the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

To question whether the government should fund these institutions is a legitimate issue. But to refer to the NEA and NEH as 'frivolous' institutions becomes a reflection on her wisdom and character.

Sarah Palin Slams National Endowment For The Arts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Television commentator and half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin trashed the National Endowment for the Arts recently, describing the agency as "frivo...