NEA Chair to Step Down

May 8, 2018

Jane Chu In a statement on April 27, Jane Chu announced that she will step down from her position of chair of the National Endowment for the Arts when her four-year term ends on June 4.

“I am so appreciative of having had this opportunity,” said Chu. “In my travels to 200 communities in all 50 states—making more than 400 site visits—I have talked with visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and writers who are powerfully creating America’s culture.”

Chu was selected to be the 11th chair of the NEA by President Obama in 2014. Before her appointment, she served as chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. Chu’s replacement will be appointed by President Trump.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is doing effective and meaningful work to help the arts thrive and connect to individuals and in communities large and small, densely populated, rural, and remote in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in every Congressional District… It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the chair. Thank you for believing so strongly in the mission of the National Endowment for the Arts.”


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