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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394 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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130 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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12 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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Whatever the musical setting—whether solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet—pianist Joanne Brackeen's unique style of playing commands attention. In ...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, KBEM, WUSF, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 5
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Dianne Reeves can effortlessly sing in whatever style she wants with her far-reaching range, whether it’s rhythm-and-blues, gospel, Latin or pop. B...

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, KBEM, WUSF, WAMC and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 02:28
  • Purchases: 7
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Emily St John Mandel's post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven looks at what endures when civilization ends.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:28
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Jazz singer Dianne Reeves believes in making music without boundaries.

Bought by WMPG and KMUW


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dessa, Credit: Bill Phelps
Rapper Dessa explores her broken heart at the intersection of science and music

Bought by WMPG, WNJR, and WUTC


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 3
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In these moments, we hear from the ambitious jazz presenter, club owner, and producer, Todd Barkan. The man seems to know everyone and everything.

Bought by KJZX, WART FM, KBEM, WUSF, and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Dion Graham, Credit: JoAnne Perrin
Actor Dion has narrated hundreds of audio books and is an aural shape-shifter.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

Bought by WNJR and KVSC


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Meta Golding as Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement, Credit: Courtesy of TVOne
Actress Meta Golding takes on the role of a lifetime: Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement

Bought by WNJR and KVNF


  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 27:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Director Rob Meyer talks about the making of the independent film, Little Boxes.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 1