What Should We Expect From A Biden NEA?

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced a quartet of appointments from the new Biden administration but still no word on a chair to replace Trump administration appointee Mary Anne Carter. While there’s no shortage of scuttlebutt over who will get tapped to be the new chair, the pandemic casts the agency in an entirely new light. Simply put, does the country need a traditional NEA run by dedicated professionals …

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For The Fourth Straight Year, White House Proposes Gutting Arts Funding. Here’s What You MUST Do About It.

Trump: Get The F!ck Out

It’s easy to get lulled into compliance and think that just because the White House has been waging an unsuccessful war on gutting arts funding, that we can let the resistance slide. Opera America gets the award for the first service org to send out an action alert to constituents warning about the proposed 2021 budget and the Trump administration’s desire to completely eliminate: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) …

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White House Proposes Eliminating NEA (again)

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Although it comes as no surprise, the White House has once again proposed eliminating National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Ideally, everything will unfold in similar fashion as it did during last year’s assault. Although President Trump has made it clear he thinks the Arts and Humanities are nothing but waste, it helps to remember that the previous GOP presidential candidate proposed the …

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No Surprise: Trump Administration Still Wants To Eliminate The NEA. Here’s What You Can Do About It

Trump: Get The F!ck Out

Although it’s been rumored for months that the Trump administration was planning on proposing a budget that eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), it is now official. The “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” calls for eliminating the NEA along with steep cuts in the Education Department for arts based education initiatives. If you come across any blowback to the notion that Trump’s budget doesn’t …

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Congress Pushes Back Against Arts Cuts

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Although the Trump administration may consider the arts and humanities as nothing but waste, it appears Congress doesn’t share such a dim view. On Monday, May 1 congress reached a budget agreement that matins existing funding and proposes modest increases for 2017 (h/t @Americans4Arts). PROGRAMS 2016 Appropriations (in millions) Proposed funding through 9/30/17 National Endowment for the Arts $148 $150 National Endowment for Humanities $148 $150 Assistance for Arts Education through …

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