National Endowment for the Arts Celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month
NEA website to feature arts opportunities in every state
October 1, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- President Barack Obama has proclaimed October 2009 as National Arts and Humanities Month. To recognize and celebrate the important role arts and culture play in our lives, the National Endowment for the Arts encourages citizens around the country to visit their local arts organizations. To facilitate this, the NEA's website will provide daily highlights of arts projects happening throughout the country during the month of October by past and current NEA grantee organizations. See the list of the organizations and events highlighted.
As an example, today’s highlighted organizations are Patrick Dougherty’s site-specific outdoor sculptures, made from saplings, at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama, and Intermountain Opera Association’s production of The Ballad of Baby Doe in Bozeman, Montana. A full list of recent NEA grantees can be found on the NEA's web site.
Currently coordinated by Americans for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month is a month-long celebration that grew out of National Arts Week, which was begun in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
What: Daily web highlights of arts projects happening throughout the country during the month of October by past and current NEA grantee organizations.
When: October 1 – 31, 2009
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 Endowment is the largest national annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency