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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375 Pieces

The Art Works Podcast is produced weekly 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 Thursdays. Find out more at arts.gov

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126 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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11 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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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: "A Quick Call Home", Credit: SFC Juan C. Munoz, 2018
The Army's Artist in Residence, SFC Juan Munoz explains his process of documenting the lives of soldiers through art.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
Caption: Artemio Posadas, Credit:  Maria Virginia Prieto Solis
National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas has devoted his life to keeping the Mexican musical tradition of son huasteco vibrant. We learn about Pos...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 21:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kiran Singh Sirah
A conversation with Kiran Singh Sirah--head of the International Storytelling Center which builds community one story at a time.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Dria Brown in the title role of G.B. Shaw's St. Joan, Credit: Teresa Wood
Young actor Dria Brown talks with the National Endowment for the Arts about playing Joan of Arc at DC's Folger Theatre.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 25:10
Caption: HYBYCOZO, Credit: Photographer: Ron Blunt
Curator Nora Atkinson takes us behind the scenes of the wildly successful exhibit "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" in Washington DC.'s Renwi...

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  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Creative Forces and finding a tribe for veterans: Healing and building community through art.

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:18
Caption: Liz Reed, Credit: Laurie Kieth
Liz Reed guides us through the quirky multi-media world of Cuddles and Rage

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:55
Caption: CSSSA Film Students, Credit: Courtesy of CSSSA
Director Michael Fields explains how CSSSA helps new generations of artists to shine.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 21:23
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Jennifer Haigh's novel Heat and Light takes a hard look at fracking in an Appalchian town

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:18
Caption: Seema Reza, Credit: Nazia Abbas
Poet Seema Reza examines love and loss in her book When the World Breaks Open.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:55