The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is a United States federally funded and donation assisted program that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It was created by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Its current chairman is the poet and former CEO Dana Gioia and it has its offices in the Old Post Office building, in Washington, D.C.
The NEA mission is "to enrich our Nation and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting works of artistic excellence, advancing learning in the arts, and strengthening the arts in communities throughout the country. Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an American Poet and Critic who retired early from his career as a corporate executive The Old Post Office Pavilion is located at the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington DC. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D " Its slogan is "Because a great country deserves great art. "
Between 1965 and 2003, the agency has made in excess of 119,000 grants. Congress granted the NEA an annual funding of between US$160 and US$180 million from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. In 1996, Congress cut the NEA funding to US$99. 5 million as a result of pressure from conservative groups, including the American Family Association, who criticized the agency for using tax dollars to fund highly controversial artists such as Robert Clark Young, Barbara Degenevieve, Andres Serrano, Robert Mapplethorpe, and the so-called "NEA Four. The American Family Association (AFA is a 501(c(3 Non-profit organization that promotes conservative Christian values Robert Clark Young (born 1960) is an American author of novels, essays, and short stories. Barbara DeGenevieve is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Chicago, who works in Photography, Video, and Performance. Andres Serrano (born August 15, 1950) is an American photographer who has become most notorious through his photos of corpses as well as Robert Mapplethorpe ( November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American Photographer, known for his large-scale highly The "NEA Four", Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes, were Performance artists whose proposed grants from " Since 1996, the NEA has partially rebounded with a 2004 budget of US$121 million.  For FY 2008, the budget is US$144. 7 million. 
The NEA offers grants in the three areas of: 1) Art projects, 2) Leadership initiatives, and 3) Partnership agreements.
Additionally, the NEA awards the National Heritage Fellowship and individual fellowships in literature. The National Heritage Fellowship is a lifetime honor presented to master folk and traditional artists by the National Endowment for the Arts. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter
- 1965-1969 Roger L. Stevens, appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
- 1969-1977 Nancy Hanks, appointed by Richard M. Nixon
- 1977-1981 Livingston L. Biddle, Jr., appointed by Jimmy Carter
- 1981-1989 Frank Hodsoll, appointed by Ronald Reagan. Roger L Stevens ( 12 March 1910 &ndash 2 February 1998) was an American theatrical producer arts administrator and a real estate executive Nancy Hanks was the second chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Livingston L Biddle Jr ( May 26 1918 – May 3 2002) was the third chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr (born October 1 1924 was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981 and the recipient of the 2002 Frank Hodsoll was the fourth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
- 1989-1992 John Frohnmayer, appointed by George H. W. Bush
- 1993-1997 Jane Alexander, appointed by Bill Clinton
- 1998-2001 Bill Ivey, appointed by Bill Clinton
- 2002-2003 Michael P. Hammond, appointed by George W. Bush
- 2003-present Dana Gioia, appointed by George W. Bush
- National Endowment for the Arts (2000). John Edward Frohnmayer (born June 1, 1942) is a Politician from the U George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 For the Anglican Bishop see Jane Alexander (Bishop Jane Alexander (born October 28 1939) is an American award-winning William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Bill Ivey was the seventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Michael P Hammond ( ca 1932 &ndash January 2002 was an American composer who was the eighth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, appointed by President George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an American Poet and Critic who retired early from his career as a corporate executive George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The National Endowment for the Humanities ( NEH) is an independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities The National Medal of Arts is an award and title created by the Congress of the United States in 1984 for the purpose of honoring artists and patrons of the arts The NEA or National Endowment for the Arts, every year honors up to seven Jazz musicians with Jazz Master Awards The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA is a private non-profit arts organization based in the United States that promotes the traditional arts The culture of New York City is shaped by centuries of immigration the city's size and variety and its status as the cultural capital of the United States The National Endowment for the Arts 1965-2000: A Brief Chronology of Federal Support for the Arts. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts. OCLC 52401250. The OCLC Online Computer Library Center is according to its website a "nonprofit membership computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purpose Retrieved on 2008-05-24. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned
- Alexander, Jane. Command Performance: an Actress in the Theater of Politics. Public Affairs, a member of the Perseus Book Group; New York, NY, 2000. ISBN 0306810441
- Binkiewicz, Donna M. Federalizing the Muse: United States Arts Policy and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1965-1980, University of North Carolina Press, 312pp. , 2004. ISBN 0807828785.
- Napoleon, Davi. Davi Napoleon, aka Davida Skurnick (born 1946 is an American theater historian and critic Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater This history of a theater in Brooklyn that won critical acclaim but could not always get funding to finish planned seasons is in part a case study of the arts funding crisis in America. Chelsea on the Edge The Adventures of an American Theater (1991 is a book by Davi Napoleon about the onstage triumphs and the offstage turmoil at the Chelsea Iowa State University Press.
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