National Council on the Arts Convenes for 150th Meeting
November 10, 2003
Washington, D.C. -- The National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will meet in a public session on Thursday, November 13, 2003 in Room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. On the agenda is a presentation from Douglas Sonntag, Dance Director, on the agency's latest dance research report, Raising the Barre. Media Arts Director, Ted Libbey, will also present an update of the Arts Endowment's Classical Music on Radio initiative, and Ed Dickey, State and Regional Arts Director, will report on the current status of the state arts agencies around the country.
Two students from the Duke Ellington School of Music in Washington, D.C. will present recitations of Shakespeare for the Council in celebration of the NEA's ongoing Shakespeare in American Communities tour. This is the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history, bringing professional Shakespeare productions and related educational activities to more than 100 small and mid-sized communities in all 50 states and 16 military bases.
AGENDA FOR OPEN SESSION:
Chairman's opening remarks/updates
Government Affairs & Budget updates
Application & Guidelines Review/Voting
PERFORMANCE: Duke Ellington School/Shakespeare
PRESENTATIONS: Directors' Reports
11:45 am-12:00 pm
Members of the National Council on the Arts
Donald V. Cogman, Patron/Trustee, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ex-Officio Members, United States Congress
For more information on the National Council on the Arts, including biographies of its members, please visit http://www.arts.gov/about/NCA/About_NCA.html
For more information, contact the NEA Office of Communications at 202-682-5570.
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