ERIC Number: ED162694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
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National Endowment for the Arts: What's in it for Community Colleges? Resource Paper No. 16.
The history, current priorities, and future directions of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are discussed with an emphasis on the applicability of NEA programs to community colleges. The Endowment has three major goals: (1) to promote broad dissemination of cultural resources of the highest quality; (2) to assist cultural institutions in providing greater public service and to improve artistic and administrative standards; and (3) to support creativity among the most gifted artists, encourage the preservation of our cultural heritage, and enhance the quality of life of our nation. The Endowment provides direct financial assistance in the form of grants to organizations and individuals, and performs leadership functions in the form of technical assistance, research, dissemination of information, advocacy, and encouragement of non-federal support of the arts. There are twelve different program offices, each with a director supported by program specialists and assistants, and an advisory panel composed of experts. The success of two-year college systems in obtaining funds from NEA has been negligible. The best opportunities for community colleges are in the following areas: individual faculty members as grantees, and colleges as project grantees, as recipients of services, as linking agents for specific priority constituencies, as cultural sites, and as artists' training institutions. (MB)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Council for Resource Development, Washington, DC.