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Post-Election Impact on the Arts Update

What a dramatic and historic election night! Here are some of our top-line election results and analysis on the election’s impact on the arts.

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK:  Mary Burke, Gubernatorial Candidate (D-Wi)

Madison School Board Member and Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Burke pledged to restore the draconian multi-million dollar cuts to the arts imposed by incumbent governor Scott Walker.

New National Core Arts Standards Launched Today

Created by arts educators, for arts educators, these guidelines are a huge step forward for the #ArtsEd Movement!

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK:  Representative David Cicilline (D-RI)

During his years in public service, Rep. Cicilline has earned a reputation as a strong supporter of the arts.

Vote Yes On Question 5 in RI

If Question 5 passes, it will dedicate $35 million to the arts in Rhode Island. That is an investment worth making.

The Arts are BIG BUSINESS

Nationally, the non profit arts industry is worth $61.1 billion annually

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Congressman Simpson, for standing up for the arts in the face of intense political pressure, you are the Arts Action Fund’s ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK!

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

We are encouraging all of our arts advocates out there to seek out the art within your community. Engage with it, enjoy it, and then photograph it! Post it to social media with the hashtag #showyourart and help to spread your community’s art footprint across America!

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

By accepting all 11 recommendations provided by the Task Force on Arts Education, Governor O’Malley continues his excellent record of promoting the arts.

Check out our 2014 Congressional Report Card!

Get the latest data on who supports the arts in Congress – Did your representative get a thumbs up?