The National Endowment for the Arts
As Jane Alexander leaves her four-year term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, the debate over federal funding for the arts continues. Learn about Alexander's term as chairman on the NEA Web site, which goes by the name "arts.community." The site attempts to lay to rest six myths about the NEA. It explains the grants and awards the endowment offers and provides lists of funding recipients and their artistic endeavors in several categories: creation and presentation, creative writing, education, heritage, leadership initiatives, partnerships and planning. Among the other features: a multimedia look at some of the American folk artists who have been named National Heritage Award winners.