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National Endowment for the Arts

400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20506


TDD, 202-682-5496

CHAIR R. Jane Chu
Senior Deputy Chairman Mary Anne Carter

Chief Information Officer Vacant
Chief of Staff Mike Griffin
Deputy Chairman, Management and Budget Vacant

Director, Accessibility Beth Bienvenu
Director, Administrative Services Kathy Daum
Director, Artist Communities and Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works / International Activities Coordinator Michael Orlove
Director, Arts Education Ayanna N. Hudson
Director, Budget John Sotelo
Director, Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Mike Griffin
Director, Dance Jennifer Kareliusson, Acting
Director, Design Programs / Visual Arts Division Team Leader Vacant
Director, Finance Heidi Ren
Director, Folk and Traditional Arts Clifford Murphy
Director, Grants and Contracts Nicki Jacobs
Director, Guidelines and Panel Operations Jillian L. Miller
Director, Human Resources Craig M. McCord, Sr.
Director, Literature Amy Stolls
Director, Local Arts Agencies and Challenge America Vacant
Director, Media Arts Jax Deluca
Director, Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity Wendy Clark
Director, Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker
Director, Public Affairs Jessamyn Sarmiento
Director, Research and Analysis Sunil Iyengar
Director, State and Regional Partnerships Laura Scanlan
Director, Theater and Musical Theater Greg Reiner

Federal Partnerships Coordinator Tony Tighe
General Counsel India Pinkney
Inspector General Ronald Stith

The National Endowment for the Arts supports artistic excellence and promotes creativity and innovation to benefit individuals and communities.

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Through its grants and programs, the Arts Endowment brings art to all 50 States and six U.S. jurisdictions, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. The Arts Endowment awards competitive matching grants to nonprofit organizations, to units of State or local government, and to federally recognized tribal communities or tribes for projects, programs, or activities in the fields of artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. It also awards competitive, nonmatching individual fellowships in literature and honorary fellowships in jazz, folk and traditional arts, and opera. Forty percent of the Arts Endowment's grant funds go to the 56 State and jurisdictional arts agencies and their regional arts organizations in support of arts projects in thousands of communities nationwide.

Sources of Information


Job announcements are posted online.


Application forms and guidelines and listings of grants recently made to individuals and organizations are accessible online.


Podcasts feature actors, authors, composers, musicians, playwrights, poets, and other artists and professionals who support and strengthen the arts.


Publications, including annual reports and "NEA Arts" magazine, are available online.

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