National Council On The Arts Convenes for 159th Meeting
October 30, 2006
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 9 in Room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The public session will include a presentation on 40 years of NEA support to the media arts.
The National Council on the Arts advises the Chairman of the NEA, who also chairs the Council, on agency policies and programs. Members of the Council are Presidential appointments and are selected for their widely recognized knowledge of the arts or their expertise or profound interest in the arts. There are 14 members in addition to the chairman and six ex-officio members from Congress. More information about the National Council on the Arts and its members can be found at http://www.arts.endow.gov/about/NCA/About_NCA.html.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA 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. For more information, please visit www.arts.gov.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency