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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369 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.


Pieces

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
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Melissa Range's poetry collection Scriptorium illuminates her Appalachian Roots

Bought by WNJR and WUTC


  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: BLUE VIOLA with  Alicia Olatuja as Viola  , Credit:  C Stanley Photography
Urban Arias creates and presents contemporary opera for contemporary audiences.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The current Poet Laureate and a former Laureate read and comment on new, unreleased poems.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Rita Dove and Tracy K. Smith share a few things in common beyond the fact that they are African-American female artists. They are also professors a...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 28:16
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Metheny grew up in a musical family, starting on trumpet at the age of eight and switching to guitar a few years later. By age 15 he was mentored b...

Bought by Harford Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2