National Endowment for the Arts


National Endowment for the Arts

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20506-0001

Phone, 202-682-5400. TDD, 202-682-5496. Internet,

Chairman Dana Gioia

Senior Deputy Chairman Eileen B. Mason

Deputy Chairman, Management and Budget Laurence M. Baden

Deputy Chairman, Grants and Awards Tony Chauveaux

Government Affairs Director Ann Guthrie Hingston

Council Operations Director and Michael Faubion

Deputy Director, Office of Government Affairs

Federal Partnerships Coordinator Tony Tighe

International Activities Coordinator Pennie Ojeda

Chief Information Officer Michael Burke

AccessAbility Coordinator Paula Terry

Administrative Services Director Murray R. Welsh

Arts Education Director Sarah B. Cunningham

Budget Officer John Sotelo, Acting

Challenge America/Local Arts Agencies Director Patrice Walker Powell

Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Angelia Richardson


Communications Director Felicia K. Knight

Design Director Jeff B. Speck

Finance Officer Sandra Stueckler

Folk/Traditional Arts Director Barry Bergey

General Counsel Claudia Nadig

Grants and Contracts Officer Nicki Jacobs

Guidelines and Panel Operations Director Jillian L. Miller

Human Resources Director Craig M. McCord, Sr.

Indemnity Program Administrator Alice M. Whelihan

Inspector General Daniel Shaw

Literature Director David Kipen

Media Arts Director Ted Libbey

Museum/Visual Arts Director Robert Frankel

Music/Opera Director Wayne Brown

National Initiatives and Dance Director Douglas Sonntag

Presenting Director Mario Garcia Durham

Research and Analysis Director Karen Painter

State and Regional Director John Ostrout

Theater/Musical Theater Director Mario Garcia Durham, Acting


The National Endowment for the Arts, established by Congress in 1965 as an independent Federal agency, is the official arts organization of the United States Government. It is dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.

Through its grants and programs, the Arts Endowment brings great art to all 50 States and 6 U.S. jurisdictions including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. The Arts Endowment awards competitive matching grants to nonprofit organizations, units of State or local...

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