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Leveraging One’s Case for the Arts: AKA Maximizing One’s Visit to Lawmakers

Read an advocacy story of upstate NY arts advocates, by Naj Wikoff

Arts and Politics in the Trump Era

View the #AFTACON session presentation on Arts and Politics in the Trump Era

Federal Advocacy Update

Read the latest update on federal advocacy.

How Arts Advocates Plan to Save the NEA

Arts Action Fund Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli quoted in a recent article for Variety.

Details of Trump Budget Released

Today, the White House released the official details of its proposed FY2018 “skinny budget” that President Trump proposed back in March.

National Endowment for the Arts is vital to our community

The Press-Enterprise published an op-ed today on the importance of the NEA.

Art of Engagement Call for Entries- deadline June 12, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Art of Engagement Call for Entries
Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC is seeking entries for “ART OF ENGAGEMENT,” a National Juried Show scheduled for August 4 – 24, 2017. 
Artwork entries should reflect present-day issues and concerns. Be part of a national conversation about important issues using the universal language of art. Be bold, stand up, and speak out! Be an artist and an activist.
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center.
Open to all artists living and/or working in the United States, 18-years-old and older.
All original visual media that is the artist’s own concept, design and work.
Entry fees: $50 for up to 3 entries/images; artists may submit up to 3 additional entries/images at a cost of $10 per additional entry.
Please visit www.touchstonegallery.com/call to apply.
AWARDS 1st Prize: $750, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $250.
Deadline to apply: June 12, 2017.
Touchstone Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located in Washington, DC, close to major national and private galleries. Since its founding in 1976, Touchstone has maintained a reputation for exhibiting contemporary work of high quality and innovation.

Bipartisan Spending Bill Preserves Funding for the Arts

Philanthropy News Digest covers the newest bill to preserve arts funding in FY2017.

Congress Gives the Arts a Funding Boost

Today, Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to fund the nation’s federal agencies and programs for the remaining balance of the current FY2017 fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2017.

White House Releases Trump’s Tax Reform Proposal

Yesterday the White House released highlights of President Trump’s tax reform plan.