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  • Vermilionville museum places artists in classrooms

    The Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its program that places artists into classrooms to teach cultural traditions to students.

  • Chu nominated to head National Endowment for Arts

    The White House says President Barack Obama intends to nominate Jane Chu as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Obama names Chu to head arts endowment

    President Obama on Wednesday named his choice to lead the National Endowment for the Arts, which has been without a chairman for more than a year.

  • Illustration Big Government by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Cutting federal strings

    Like a deal with the devil, accepting money from the federal government comes with strings. Whether it be the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the National Endowment for the Arts or organizations in between, accepting taxpayer dollars necessarily means abiding by terms and conditions set by Congress.

  • Museums open doors to military for free

    More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010.

  • Smaller arts grants awarded for PBS shows

    The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded significantly smaller grants to established PBS programs this year.

  • Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks during an Economic Club of Detroit luncheon on the campaign trail on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Santorum voted to preserve NEA funding

    When social conservatives were fighting to stop funding the National Endowment for the Arts in the 1990s, Rick Santorum was in Congress voting to preserve taxpayer funding - pitting him against many of the high-profile culture warriors with whom he is now most identified.

  • NEA celebrates 30th anniversary of jazz awards

    The National Endowment for the Arts is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Jazz Masters Awards.

  • 13 federal agencies to boost research on the arts

    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 development at all stages of life.

  • NEA announces new director for literature programs

    Longtime book agent and editor Ira Silverberg has been named director of literature for the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Saxophonist Frank Foster dies; played with Basie

    Frank Foster, a jazz saxophonist who played with the Count Basie Orchestra and composed the band's hit, "Shiny Stockings," died Tuesday. He was 82.

  • Saxophonist Frank Foster dies; played with Basie

    Frank Foster, a jazz saxophonist who played with the Count Basie Orchestra and composed the band's hit, "Shiny Stockings," died Tuesday. He was 82.

  • DeJohnette, Haden among NEA's last Jazz Masters

    Bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Jack DeJohnette _ two of the most stylistically wide-ranging musicians in modern jazz _ are among the last recipients of the nation's highest jazz honor.

  • Illustration: NEA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    WALKER: NEA to buy votes with video-game grants

    The rarefied world of government arts funding apparently has run out of artists specializing in elephant-dung and human-urine media. Now comes the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) announcement it will make grants for digital media - specifically video-game design.

  • Actor Kevin Spacey attends an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 5, 2011, held by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus , calling for Congress to preserve arts funding.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Kevin Spacey calls for arts funding in Congress

    Kevin Spacey performed some impromptu "street theater" Tuesday to ask Congress for continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts amid calls for deep budget cuts.

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