Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsNational Endowment For The Arts
IN THE NEWS

National Endowment For The Arts

ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2008 | Carolyn Kellogg, Kellogg writes for Jacket Copy, The Times' book blog.
There was no snow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, but the four sled dogs tethered there seemed acclimated enough. One amiably licked the face of a child in a stroller. The hubbub wasn't much like the Yukon, but the dogs were there to excite interest in Jack London's "The Call of the Wild." This was a far cry from a quiet conversation around a library table -- a series of which are being held in West Hollywood to discuss Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima."
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2007 | Mike Boehm
The National Endowment for the Arts will get a 16% budget increase in 2008, to $144.7 million, under an appropriation bill signed this week by President Bush. The funding boost continues a gradual upward trend for the agency during the Bush administration, recouping precipitous losses under President Clinton.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2007 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- The latest National Endowment for the Arts report draws on a variety of sources, public and private, and essentially reaches one conclusion: Americans are reading less. The study, "To Read or Not Read," is being released today as a follow-up to a 2004 NEA survey, "Reading at Risk," that found an increasing number of adult Americans were not even reading one book a year.
NEWS
August 30, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
The National Endowment for the Arts will partner with XM Radio to bring literature to satellite radio with the launch of "The Big Read on XM," a series airing audio versions of classic novels in 30-minute installments. The series, based on the federal arts agency's national reading program of the same name, premieres Sept. 10 on Sonic Theater (XM Channel 163), the channel devoted to audio books and contemporary theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The Pacific Chorale and the organizers of "Craft in America," a seven-city touring exhibition that opened recently in Little Rock, Ark., are the only L.A.-area recipients reaping six-figure support in a round of federal grants announced Tuesday by the National Endowment for the Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2007 | Mike Boehm
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga will get $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for programs aimed at introducing Southland students in grades 5-12 to "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2007 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
From West 111th Street, Lennox's Moffett Elementary School could be mistaken for an underground military weapons depot. A driveway passes through a gray metal fence, then curls up onto the paved roof of the building. At the southwest side, broad brick stairs funnel pedestrians to the school doors, and grassy earth is banked up against the southeast wall, forming yet another fortress in a neighborhood of bungalows behind forbidding fences and grated windows.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2006 | Marc Fisher, Washington Post
A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts blasts public radio, saying it fails to fulfill its obligation to provide music that commercial stations won't touch. The NEA says public radio -- once dominated by classical, jazz and other niche forms of music -- is retreating ever further from that mission, choosing to focus on news and talk.
NEWS
November 2, 2006 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
A new report by the National Endowment for the Arts on arts attendance and how it relates to volunteerism shows Americans 18 to 34 increasingly tuned out from the arts and the broader community. The brief report, "The Arts and Civic Engagement," was culled from a Census Bureau telephone survey of some 17,000 adults, conducted in 2001-02.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|