Azhane Pollard, a senior at Hopewell High School in Hopewell, successfully earned the title as state champion for Virginia’s Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.
Watch the recording of Virginia’s Poetry Out Loud Competition, here.
Azhane will, next, represent the state at the Poetry Out Loud national semifinals on Sunday, May 2, 2021 beginning at 12pm ET,. To access the one-time-only webcast, via a one-time-only webcast here:arts.gov/poetry-out-loud.
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that the Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff will provide opening remarks as part of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, discussing his personal connections to jazz and the art form’s connections to our nation’s past, present, and future.
About the NEA Jazz Masters
Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 161 fellowships to great figures in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and George Wein. The Arts Endowment’s websitefeatures resources and content about the NEA Jazz Masters, including archived concerts, video tributes, podcasts, and more than 350 NEA Jazz Moments audio clips. The National Endowment for the Arts has also supported the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, an effort to document the lives and careers of nearly 100 NEA Jazz Masters.
As the SBA officially began accepting applications to the SVOG (Shuttered Venues Operators Grant), they issued another updatedFAQs (04-08-2021). The program continues to be open only, for now, to those entities that suffered a 90% or greater revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After the first 14 days (from April 8), it will open to entities that suffered a 70% or greater revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the third tier for entities that suffered a 25% or greater earned revenue loss between one quarter of 2019 and the corresponding quarter of 2020. Supplemental funding may follow after that.
Any non-profit Virginia organization. Arts organizations, theatres, Pre K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries, parks and recreation departments, hospitals, nursing homes, service organizations, and units of local government are all examples of eligible non-profit presenters that may apply for up to 50% of the performance and/or educational program fees of the performers in the Performing Arts Tour Directory.
Megan Noh, Co-Chair, Art Law at Pryor Cashman LLP and Katarina Feder, Vice President and Director of Business Development at Artists Rights Society unpack the complexities of copyright as they pertain to the visual arts and help you better understand your rights and obligations as an artist or collector.