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October 16, 2017

Jean McLaughlin, long-time director of Penland School of Crafts, will retire in December 2017....

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September 11, 2017

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Washington, DC - Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the inaugural round of "Our Town" funding, totaling $6.575 million in grants to 51 communities in 34 states that have created public-private partnerships to strengthen the arts while shaping the social, physical, and economic characters of their neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions. NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman made the announcement during an online press conference.

Chairman Landesman said, "Communities...

June 28, 2011

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program Executive Director, Dennis O'Leary, announced at a recent Board of Trustees meeting his decision to retire after 14 years in this position. O'Leary said he would remain in the position into the summer to assist with the transition to new leadership, to oversee the completion of the Diane Middlebrook Memorial Writer's Residence currently under construction, fulfill already scheduled public programming, and complete the panel-review selection process for...

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts are delighted to announce the five recipients of the 2011 Alpert Award in the Arts:

Natalia Almada (film/video)
Jess Curtis (dance)
Marc Bamuthi Joseph (theater)
Emily Jacir (visual arts)
Nicole Mitchell (music)

With a $75,000 grant per artist, the Award supports a shared vision of the transforming power of the arts and honors artists respected for their creativity, bodies of work, and...

President Barack Obama honored Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with a National Medal of Arts, the highest arts award given by the United States Government, in a special White House ceremony today. The National Medal of Arts is awarded to individuals or organizations who "are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States." Named a National Historic Landmark in 2003, Jacob's...

February 01, 2011

With 14 case studies - from dense urban neighborhoods to small rural towns - "Creative Placemaking" chronicles how local artists, activists, government leaders, and everyday citizens are reimagining their communities through the arts.

The report - authored by Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa - was recently released as a white paper for The Mayor's Institute on City Design, a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of...