National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: 202.682.5400
Fax: 202.682.5611

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the agency is celebrating this milestone with events and activities through 2016. Go to to enjoy art stories from around the nation, peruse facts and figures, and check out the anniversary timeline.

Jane Chu, Chairman

National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: 202.606.8400
Fax: 202.606.8240

Because democracy demands wisdom in its citizens, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in six funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, public programs, digital humanities, and challenge grants. The Endowment also supports state humanities councils throughout the country and in several territories.

William D. Adams, Chairman

Institute of Museum and Library Services
955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW
Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202.653.IMLS
Fax: 202.653.4600

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The Institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. For the past 20 years, IMLS grant making, policy development, and research have helped libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow IMLS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kathryn K. Matthew, Director

Coordinating Partner

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
1200 18th Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.347.6352
Fax: 202.737.0526

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents, and serves the nation’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts. NASAA represents their individual and collective interests, empowers their work through knowledge, and advances the arts as an essential public benefit.

Pam Breaux, Chief Executive Officer