Posts Tagged ‘National Endowment for the arts’

NEA Awards D.C. Nonprofits $2.5 Million in Grants

In its second round of funding for fiscal year 2014, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that it will award more than $2.5 million to 30 nonprofits in the District.
Here are some highlights:

The National Building Museum gets $50,000 for an exhibit on the work of the Bjarke Ingels architecture firm (including, presumably, this dizzying [...]

Arts Roundup: Jane Chu Edition

After a far too long delay, President Obama has nominated somebody for the National Endowment for the Arts' top post. His pick: Kansas City's Jane Chu. [Post]
Not every congressman is glued to House of Cards. [Post]
Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden, best pals. [Huffington Post]
Ever heard of The Playgirls? [Post]
The post reviews Hailu Mergia's Millennium [...]

Arts Roundup: Fake News Edition

All out of real news, the Newseum turns its attention to fake news with a planned Anchorman exhibit. [Arts Desk]
National Endowment for the Arts names the 2013 heritage fellows. [National Endowment for the Arts]
MetroStage announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
Shy Glizzy and Lightshow team up for a new track, "Very Rare." [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]

Arts Roundup: Surprise Party Edition

Grantland: The National Endowment for the Arts announced $88 million in grants yesterday, a sum that includes a few awards that will help fund the upcoming seasons at several organizations affected by cuts to the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs grant program. The Post's Jacqueline Trescott notes that GALA Hispanic Theatre received $40,000 to [...]

Music in Review: Stations of the Crossover

Is jazz doomed?
Since 1982, the median age of jazz listeners has increased from 29 to 46 while diminishing in size by nearly a third, according to a recent National Endowment for the Arts survey. While some argue that those numbers aren't trustworthy, what's clear is that most music listeners consider jazz a relic, a link [...]

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