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Imagine! Introducing Your Child to the Arts
Published by the National Endowment for the Arts, 2004. This reprint of the 1997 NEA publication revises and updates the previous edition's material on introducing children to the arts. Made for parents, the publication includes activities and suggestions in literature, dance, music, theater, visual arts, folk arts, and media arts aimed specifically at children ages 3-8 years old.  Includes pull-out guide of arts activities. 68 pp.
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Download  pdf  of pull-out guide of arts activities.  4 pp

 
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Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary
Reading in America Executive Sumary

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Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary
Reading in America

This report presents the results from the literature segment of the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, conducted by the Census Bureau in 2002 at the NEA's request. The survey asked more than 17,000 adults if during the previous 12 months they had read any novels, short stories, poetry or plays in their leisure time, that were not required for work or school. The report extrapolates and interprets data on literary reading and compares them with results from similar surveys carried out in 1982 and 1992. July 2004. 60 pp.
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NEA ARTS is the bimonthly newsletter of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Each issue includes recent information on the NEA’s national initiatives, sponsored programs, awards, grants, and a calendar of upcoming events.
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Operation Homecoming Booklet
The Operation Homecoming booklet will be distributed free to the troops participating in the writing workshops. It includes biographies of the writers visiting bases and those reading on the audio CD. The booklet also includes  the Operation Homecoming anthology submission guidelines. NEA 2004. 28 pp.
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Operation Homecoming CD
The Operation Homecoming audio CD features the literature of war, read in the voices of ten of America's most esteemed writers. Narrated by NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, the CD presents fiction, poetry, letters, and memoirs from the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. NEA 2004. 24 tracks.
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NEA Guide
The 2004 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports in FY 2004, as well as funding deadlines for our programs. Included is information on Grants for Arts Projects, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, Leadership and National Initiatives, and Partnerships.
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NEA Jazz Masters
Profiles NEA Jazz Masters from 1982 to 2004 with brief biographies and selected discographies for all 73 honorees. Includes a brief history of NEA's creation of the Jazz Masters program, an overview of the newly expanded program, and an introduction by jazz author A.B. Spellman. Photographs by Ray Avery, Bob Parent, and Lee Tanner. NEA 2004. 84 pp.
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National Heritage Fellowships 1982-2002
Profiles of many of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship recipients to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the award program. In all, 56 Fellows are profiled, including the three Bess Lomax Hawes recipients. A listing of Fellows by state is included. NEA 2002. 64pp.
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A Legacy of Leadership: Investing in America's Living Cultural Heritage Since 1965
Celebrating the NEA's 35th anniversary, this publication highlights more than 50 important NEA-funded projects that made a lasting difference to communities, individuals, and organizations. NEA 2000. 80pp.
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Writing America
A literary anthology of 50 poets and writers who have received NEA Creative Writing Fellowships providing a glimpse of the tremendous vitality and diversity of contemporary American literature. NEA 1997, revised 1999. 112pp.
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National Endowment for the Arts, 1965-2000: A Brief Chronology of Federal Support for the Arts
A thumbnail history of the first 35 years of the federal government's support for the arts and the achievements of the NEA since its inception. NEA 2000. 96pp.
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Resources for Recovery
A new publication created to help cultural institutions recover from the effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters. Heritage Preservation 2000. 24 pp.
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American Canvas: An Arts Legacy for Our Communities
An in-depth analysis and examination of the current state of the nonprofit arts in America. Written by Gary O. Larson. NEA 1997.194pp.
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The Changing Faces of Tradition: A Report on the Folk and Traditional Arts in the United States
This report describes the breadth and depth of folk and traditional arts activity in the U.S. and how it is increasing in both the variety of cultural worlds involved and the level of activity. NEA 1996. 96 pp.
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