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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  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:59
Caption: “Future Perfect” project at Indie Grits Festival, art work by Sleeper, Credit: Sean Rayford
Indie grits: it evolved from a tiny film festival to a cultural touchstone

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 26:52
Caption: Delta Blues Museum
Executive Director of the Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter keeps the blues alive and honors its history.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Matthew Willey and Bees, Credit: The Good of the Hive
Matthew Willey's multi-year initiative The Good of the Hive is more than an art project.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Casting Director Walter Ware
Casting director Walter Ware brings the right people together.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 26:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Guy Mendilow , Credit:  Photo by Gretjen Helene
Guy Mendilow embraces and reinterprets the traditional music of Sephardic Jews.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jake Gyllenhaal as George in Sunday in the Park with George. , Credit: Photo by Mathew Murphy
Jake Gyllenhaal talks about his role in the iconic play Sunday in the Park with George

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:55
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Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast draws the lines of absurdity

Bought by WCPN


  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bryan Akipa, Credit: Tom Pich
2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker Bryan Akipa is reinvigorating a First Nation musical tradition.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Sebastian Junger, Credit: Tim Hetherington
With his book Tribe, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger upends our ideas about PTSD.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 31:30
  • Purchases: 1