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, Grants and Awards Tony Chauveaux

Deputy Chairman, Management and Budget Laurence M. Baden

Director, Communications Felicia K. Knight

Director, Government Affairs Ann Guthrie Hingston

National Initiatives/Dance Director Douglas Sonntag

Budget Officer Michael R. Dinkins

Challenge America/Local Arts Agencies Director Patrice Walker Powell

Chief Information Officer Michael Burke

Grants and Contracts Officer Nicki Jacobs

Director, Administrative Services Murray R. Welsh

Director, Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Angelia Richardson


Director, Guidelines and Panel Operations Jillian L. Miller

Director, Human Resources Craig M. McCord, Sr.

Director, Research and Analysis Mark Bauerlein

Federal Partnership Director Rosalie Kessler

Finance Officer Sandra Stueckler

General Counsel Claudia Nadig

Inspector General Daniel Shaw

State and Regional Director John Ostrout

Music/Opera Director Wayne Brown

Presenting Director Mario Garcia Durham

Design Director Jeff B. Speck

Indemnity Program Administrator Alice M. Whelihan

AccessAbility Coordinator Paula Terry

International Coordinator Pennie Ojeda

National Initiatives Coordinator Michael McLaughlin

Arts Education Director David Steiner

Folk/Traditional Arts Director Barry Bergey

Literature Director (vacancy)

Media Arts Director Ted Libbey

Museum/Visual Arts Director Robert Frankel

Theater/Musical Theater Director Gigi Bolt


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 grantsand programs, the Arts Endowment brings great arts 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...

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