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, Guidelines and Panel Operations A.B. Spellman

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

Contracts and Grants Officer Nicki Jacobs

Director, Administrative Services Murray R. Welsh

Director, Civil Rights/Equal Employment Angelia Richardson


Director, Human Resources Craig McCord

Director, Policy Research and Analysis Keith Stephens, Acting

Federal Partnership Director Rosalie Kessler

Finance Officer Sandra Stueckler

General Counsel Claudia Nadig

Inspector General Daniel Shaw

State and Regional Director Andi Mathis, Acting

Music/Opera Director Wayne Brown

Presenting/Multidisciplinary Director (vacancy)

Design Director Jeff B. Speck

Indemnity Program Administrator Alice M. Whelihan

AccessAbility Coordinator Paula Terry

International Coordinator Pennie Ojeda

National Initiatives and Leadership Projects Michael McLaughlin


Arts Education Director Douglas Herbert

Folk/Traditional Arts Director Barry Bergey

Literature Director Cliff Becker

Media Arts Director Ted Libbey

Museum/Visual Arts Director Robert Frankel

Theater/Musical Theater Director Gigi Bolt

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts--both new and established--bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education.

The National Endowment for the Arts enriches our Nation and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting works of artistic excellence, advancing learning in the arts, and strengthening the arts in communities throughout the country.

Grants are made to nonprofit arts organizations, units of State or local government (such as school districts and local arts agencies), and federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, for dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature...

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