Friday, June 25: NEA to Webcast National Council on the Arts Meeting

NEA 2010 honorees in heritage, jazz, and opera to be announced; Research findings on electronic media and arts participation to be released

The 170th meeting of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body to the National Endowment for the Arts, will take place on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT.
The public is invited to attend in person or to watch a
live webcast at

Highlights include the announcement of the recipients of:

NEA Jazz Master Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships

and the NEA Opera Honors.

where Eighteen artists will receive a total of $450,000 in recognition of their significant contributions to their respective fields.

Also, the NEA Director of Research and Analysis Sunil Iyengar will present a new report from the NEA’s Office of Research and Analysis, Audience 2.0: How Technology Influences Arts Participation. The report uses data from the NEA’s Survey of Public Participation in the Arts to explore how technology and electronic media influence arts participation.

Finally, Kathy Roth-Douquet, founder and president of Blue Star Families, will provide an overview of the Blue Star Museums program, a partnership with the NEA to provide free admission for military families to more than 750 museums across the United States this summer.

National Council on the Arts Public Meeting

Friday, June 25, 2010 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT

National Endowment for the Arts

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

OR via webcast at

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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