National Endowment for the Arts
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
A Silver Spring bluegrass and country musician has been named one of nine National Heritage Fellows for preserving the nation’s cultural heritage.
The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding grants to researchers for the first time to investigate the impact of the arts on different parts of society.
Mitt Romney indicated during a Wednesday campaign stop in Iowa that he would cut spending on public television, saying that PBS needed to be supported by advertisements and private donations.