National Endowment for the Arts to Webcast National Council on the Arts Meeting Friday, June 25, 2010 at 9:00 A.M.
NEA 2010 honorees in heritage, jazz, and opera to be announced;
June 17, 2010
Washington, DC -- 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.
Among the highlights on the agenda will be the announcement of the recipients of the NEA's three honorific programs; NEA Jazz Master Fellowships, NEA National Heritage Fellowships, and the NEA Opera Honors. Eighteen artists will receive a total of $450,000 in recognition of their significant contributions to their respective fields.
A second feature of the meeting will be the presentation from NEA Director of Research and Analysis Sunil Iyengar of 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.
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