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News from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • The new NEA Heritage Fellows have been announced. 
  • Nominations for the 2016 fellows will open on July 16. 
  • Blue Star Museums’ admission is free for military families until Labor Day 2015. Check out the Ohio institutions on the list. 
  • Art Works grants “support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.” 
  • The deadline to apply is July 23. These matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000; read the full guidelines here. 
  • Be sure to check out the current NEA Arts issue all about Accessibility and the Arts—the theme the OAC is highlighting this month as well. 
  • Chairman Chu visited Cleveland in May and toured numerous arts and cultural venues—read up on her visit here. Keep sharing your stories on how the arts have inspired your life in honor of the NEA’s 50th anniversary.


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