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TFAA Director Sandra Greagor Igniting a Fire for the Arts
Arts Story  July 28, 1995
" Rebecca Levy "I think you make art be- cause you can't not make it," says Sandra Greagor, Director of the Texas Fine Arts Association (TFAA). "I don't have that compulsion." Needless to say, she's never dreamed of becoming an artist..."

Money for the Movies
The film production incentive bill is getting closer to being passed - but who will be excluded?
DAILY News  April 16, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, idly wondered whether the money should go for films that might portray Texas in a bad light. (Does he mean everyone-is-a-homicidal-nutter, Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style bad light or flat-out-unfunny, Man of the House-style bad light?) Then Ogden raised the controversy around Andres Serrano's famous Piss Christ (but seemed leery of naming it out loud) and the National Endowment for the Arts' right to not fund what it doesn't like. Just to show how in-touch the committee may be culturally: Sen..."

The Threat to NEA Funding and Austin
How would the proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts hit Austin? Hard.
Arts Story  April 27, 2017, by Katarina Brown
"...Keeping art alive takes cash. Since its founding in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts has supplied money to artists and organizations all over the U.S., the Texan art scene prominent among them..."

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
DAILY Arts  September 15, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Titans of entertainment turned authors? Check. Along with "He Blinded Me With Science" icon Thomas Dolby (The Speed of Sound), there's actress and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander (Wild Things, Wild Places); Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman (Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at the Offerman Workshop); singer Kelly Clarkson (River Rose and the Magical Lullaby); actress Maria Semple (Today Will Be Different); Orange Is the New Black's Diane Guerrero (In the Country We Love: My Family Divided)...."

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Where's the Fire?
How urgent is the plan to aid the music and creative sectors?
DAILY Arts  July 1, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...When Mayor Steve Adler announced his Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, you could smell smoke from a wildfire. When musicians and artists told the Arts and Music commissions about the crises Austin creatives are facing, you could feel the flames..."

Austin Studios Puts Out the 'For Rent' Sign
Austin Film Society seeks anchor tenants to build a new community
DAILY Screens  February 6, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...The history of Austin Studios has been one of a shifting footprint, swapping parts of their original west end with the Mueller development for the old National Guard Armory on the Eastside. Now with the armory in their inventory, Austin Film Society is looking for anchor tenants to build up a new community...."

The Quest for Aztlan
Roen Salinas Searches for -- and Finds -- Life in Folklórico
Arts Story  April 24, 1998, by Mary Jane Garza
"...The sister city programs between Austin and Saltillo were being initiated and politicians on both sides of the border were supportive of her requests. It was also the time of el movimiento, consciousness-moving, awakening the spirits of many carnales, stirring their hearts..."

Tomorrow, the World
Craig Hella Johnson's company of voices has long been world-class; now the world is hearing it
Arts Story  June 20, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...But the facts are there for anyone to see: Just a few years ago, Conspirare began to garner serious national attention, receiving Chorus America's prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and being one of just seven choruses in the country chosen by the National Endowment for the Arts to host a choral festival as part of its American Masterpieces initiative. Then, last year, the ensemble's second CD, Requiem, snagged a pair of Grammy nominations – and it was the only American choir in the Choral Performance category that year..."

'The Virgin w/ 10,000 Arrows'
Jason Tremblay's new play may convince you that Andres Marco Relli existed
Arts Story  July 23, 2010, by Barry Pineo
"...Debutantes & Vagabonds, one of Austin's newest theatre companies, made a theatrical splash with its very first effort when its full-length play Hubris won the 2007 HBMG Foundation ArtSpark Festival. Composed of Artistic Director Amanda Lee Garfield and Managing Director Francisco Rodriguez, D&V focused on producing its own original work until Rodriguez found that school was interfering with his writing process..."

Austin Studios Breaking Out the Hammers
With voter approval, studio plans the next phase
DAILY Screens  November 14, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...This new cash will allow them to do the same for the armory. It's well short of the $16 million that the studio originally calculated they needed to get everything done, but it definitely starts the process...."

The Way Home
Zach Theatre gives Robert Schenkkan's All the Way its Texas premiere on LBJ's home turf
Arts Story  April 9, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...He's written it with a propulsion on the page which makes it work like a political thriller. I was overwhelmed by what LBJ was able to accomplish in a single year: the passage of the Civil Rights Act and laying the groundwork for the Voting Rights Act as well as the 60 education bills he passed and Great Society initiatives like the war on poverty, Medicare, Medicaid, national parks and environmental protections, the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, PBS, Head Start, and the list goes on and on..."

Chargaux at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival
This dynamic Brooklyn-based string duo proves that the Austin Chamber Music Festival has many more colors than its name suggests
Arts Story  July 6, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Violinist Charly has synesthesia, the perceptual condition in which some sensory impressions are associated with colors. As she explained it to an interviewer with the National Endowment for the Arts: "Color for me is an involuntary sense..."

Playback: HAAM's Time of the Season
HAAM Day fills its coffers for uninsured live music capitalists
Music Column  September 18, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...25, 8:30pm. This week, Donley heads to Washington, D.C., to perform at a ceremony for the National Endowment for the Arts, awarding him a Heritage Fellowship...."

The Art of Being Dagoberto Gilb
What's a successful writer like Dagoberto Gilb got against the establishment?
Books Story  March 23, 2001, by Clay Smith
"...Books about drifters, mechanics, carpenters, men wanting women, and people who don't talk different just because they're characters speaking in a work of literature. He had received a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award, and was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist for The Magic of Blood, a book of short stories..."

Austin Arts Get Going in 1995 Forward Motion
Arts Story  January 5, 1996
"...In arts circles, 1995 may be best remembered as the year Congress gutted the National Endowment for the Arts and left a littered landscape of angry debate over public funding and freedom of expression; a year of intolerance and rhetoric on the political front and a year of decreased funding from foundations and individuals on the private side...."

Texas Arts Exchange: CultureCon 2006
The Texas Commission on the Arts' latest biennial conference draws together artists and arts professionals to discuss ways to integrate the arts more fully into the lives of our communities
Arts Story  August 18, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...The 21st century has yet to prove itself a golden age for the arts. Securing support from public and private sources is every bit the struggle it's always been, artists are still undervalued in both the social and economic spheres, and arts education is more absent than present in the schools, despite mounting evidence of its positive effects on overall learning..."

On the Funding Front
Eleven area artists and cultural organizations earn support for 2011 projects
Arts Story  January 14, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...• Two Austin visual-arts projects won grants this year from the Idea Fund, a program in which Houston arts organizations Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks ArtSpace, and Project Row Houses take funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and reallocate it to artists or artist groups across Texas. Panelists Bill Arning (director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston), Kate Lorenz (executive director, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago), and Andrea Mellard (assistant curator, Austin Museum of Art) combed through some 200 applications before settling on this year's 10 grantees, each of whom will receive $4,000 to create a project in 2011 ($3,500 for the project and the rest for seed money to develop future work)..."

On the Funding Front
The National Endowment for the Arts has dropped some holiday cheer in the form of federal funding into the stockings of five area arts groups
Arts Story  December 23, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...The National Endowment for the Arts has made its annual impersonation of St. Nick and dropped some federal funding into the stockings of five area arts groups..."

Charles P. Stites makes this two-hour one-man show look like a romp in the park
Arts Review  April 22, 2011, by Barry Pineo
"...receives a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and gives a performance of the Bible's Song of Solomon as the audience slowly disrobes him. A conservative politician, Thurm Pooley, uses Kerr's federally funded biblical blasphemy as a tool in a successful run for the Senate, and Kerr attempts revenge by kidnapping the senator's dog, Lucky, a Chesapeake Bay retriever with an affinity for photo ops, and filming the whole thing as a documentary...."

C. Denby Swanson: A play for Clifford
Austin playwright C. Denby Swanson has received a prestigious national grant to develop a play based on the life of Clifford Antone with the Zachary Scott Theatre Center
Arts Story  May 4, 2007, by Robert Faires
"...Denby Swanson. The local playwright – who's also artistic director of Austin Script Works and a Chronicle contributor – was one of 11 dramatists from across the country selected for the 2007 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, which connects writers with host theatres to develop new work and get involved in the theatre's artistic life and community activities..."

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