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National Endowment for the Arts

400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20506

TDD, 202-682-5496

CHAIRR. Jane Chu
Senior Deputy ChairmanMary Anne Carter

Chief Information OfficerVacant
Chief of StaffMike Griffin
Deputy Chairman, Management and BudgetVacant

Director, AccessibilityBeth Bienvenu
Director, Administrative ServicesKathy Daum
Director, Artist Communities and Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works / International Activities CoordinatorMichael Orlove
Director, Arts EducationAyanna N. Hudson
Director, BudgetJohn Sotelo
Director, Civil Rights and Equal Employment OpportunityMike Griffin
Director, DanceJennifer Kareliusson, Acting
Director, Design Programs / Visual Arts Division Team LeaderVacant
Director, FinanceHeidi Ren
Director, Folk and Traditional ArtsClifford Murphy
Director, Grants and ContractsNicki Jacobs
Director, Guidelines and Panel OperationsJillian L. Miller
Director, Human ResourcesCraig M. McCord, Sr.
Director, LiteratureAmy Stolls
Director, Local Arts Agencies and Challenge AmericaVacant
Director, Media ArtsJax Deluca
Director, Museums, Visual Arts, and IndemnityWendy Clark
Director, Music and OperaAnn Meier Baker
Director, Public AffairsJessamyn Sarmiento
Director, Research and AnalysisSunil Iyengar
Director, State and Regional PartnershipsLaura Scanlan
Director, Theater and Musical TheaterGreg Reiner

Federal Partnerships CoordinatorTony Tighe
General CounselIndia Pinkney
Inspector GeneralRonald Stith

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

Organizational Chart

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.

For further information, contact the Public Affairs Office, National Endowment for the Arts, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20506-0001. Phone, 202-682-5400. TDD, 202-682-5496.