National Endowment for the Arts

John Frohnmayer, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), discussed significant improvements to the NEA’s grant making procedures and his… read more

John Frohnmayer, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), discussed significant improvements to the NEA’s grant making procedures and his reaction to the independent commission report released on Sept. 11, which reviews the funding policies of the NEA. The commission’s report will be used by congress as a tool to develop and revise the regulations governing the NEA. Created by congress in 1965, the NEA is an independent agency designed to encourage and support artists. Earlier this year, NEA-funded exhibits by Mapplethorp and Sorono created controversy over the artistic standards being used to grant awards. Chairman Frohnmayer described the fundamental mission of the NEA as resting on two equally strong pillars: artistic excellence and access to the American people. He detailed the NEA’s progress over the last year in adhering to the public trust of its mission. Chairman Frohnmayer is a lawyer who received his education from the University of Chicago and University of Or close

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National Endowment for the Arts

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Program ID:
14141-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 17, 1990 | 11:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 23, 1990 | 12:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 17, 1990 | 11:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 20, 1990 | 6:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 1990 | 12:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 23, 1990 | 12:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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