Culture Wars 2.0

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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore rising pressure from government sources against arts and culture. The most noticeable example is the Trump administration’s attempt to disband the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), but there are more machinations afoot indicating increased interest in suppressing art and culture, especially if it is in any way deemed politically subversive. The 2/17/2017 edition of the Carroll County …

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The Miserable Have No Other Medicine, But Only Hope…And Legislative Lobbying Action

With all the discussions intersecting arts advocacy and political action, it’s worth taking a closer look at the sort of lobbying activities 501(c)(3) nonprofits can participate. And since we’re talking about a topic that clearly crosses the threshold into legal waters, let’s be clear that the information provided here is not legal advice. The purpose of this post is to examine the topic and inspire consideration. You should always consult with …

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The Arts Advocacy Assembly Line

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Let’s keep the advocacy trend going by taking a closer look at a broader cross-section of resources and tips to help all stakeholders contribute to arts advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level. ArtsHacker published an article today by Sarah Marczynski that provides a number of resources to help you establish an effective arts advocacy assembly line to assist with planning campaigns, creating awareness, inspiring engagement and action, then …

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Government Affairs Committee Action Item Friday

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If your organization has a government affairs board committee (spoiler: it should) it has no shortage of action items to address. Here are few that should be on your radar. One item of note comes from a recent Opera America email urging members to contact their members of congress to “share stories about how the charitable deduction supports opera, community initiatives and jobs.” They even provide a link to a form …

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An Update On The White House Petitions To Save The NEA/NEH

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Since last week’s post pointing out potential problems with the White House petitions requesting that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) not properly registering signatures, it seems that some registrations are being recorded (h/t Brian Wise). As of Sunday afternoon (2/5/17), one petition has 65,239 signatures while the other has 13,312. Personally, I find the former petition to be the better of …

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