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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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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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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Caption: Modern Warrior LIVE
In today’s podcast, I speak with US Army Veteran Jaymes Poling and Jazz Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci about creating and presenting Modern Warrior L...

  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:26:36
Caption: Daniel K. Isaac, Credit: Emil Cohen
You may know Daniel K. Isaac as Ben Kim from the television series “Billions,” but he’s also a committed and talented actor in theater and an accom...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Peng Shepherd, Credit: Rachel Crittenden
Peng Shepherd discusses her speculative mystery The Cartographers, her fascination with maps, her love of speculative fiction, and the challenges o...

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  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Led Kaapana, Credit: Marsha Forsythe, Cover Look Photo Corps
To kick off our celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are revisiting two interviews with cultural...

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  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Huascar Medina, Credit: Courtesy of the artist
We're celebrating poetry in this week's podcast. The first Latino and non-academic Poet Laureate of Kansas (and National Council on the Arts member...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Stanley Clarke, Credit: Toshi Sakurai
In this tuneful podcast, bassist Stanley Clarke talks about his long and storied career, including his musical partnerships with Chick Corea and th...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tracy K. Smith, Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
This week, the podcast is divided into two parts with one subject—poetry. Part 1 is excerpts from my 2018 interview with poet Melissa Range while p...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Terence Blanchard, Credit: Cedric Angeles
In this podcast Terence Blanchard talks about bringing the sounds of blues and jazz to his opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones, his long collaboration w...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A look at stats and stories to help us better understand the value of art in everyday life--from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:08
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A look at stats and stories to help us better understand the value of art in everyday life--from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 07:43