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Election Impact on the Arts Highlights

Here is some topline analysis of how yesterday’s election will impact the arts in the future.

Races I’m Watching on Election Night

Nina Ozlu Tunceli shares just some of the key races that she’ll be watching Tuesday night that could have an especially important impact on the arts and arts education.

Arts Action Fund PAC 2017-2018 Election Cycle Disbursements

See the list of candidates the Arts Action Fund PAC supported in the 2017-2018 election cycle.

5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About The Arts

See an article written by AFTA Board Member Tim McClimon on the arts.

Arts Action Fund PAC Supports Lizzie Fletcher of Texas

The Arts Action Fund PAC was proud to support congressional candidate Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-7).

Federal Arts Funding Update October 2018

Americans for the Arts - Arts Action Fund
              
Dear Arts Advocate,

Congress was able to pass a large funding bill on September 28th to avoid a federal government shutdown, which included final FY’19 funding for the military and several education-based agencies. The bill also included temporary funding in the form of a Continuing Resolution (C/R) for the balance of the federal government’s agencies and programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts. The C/R will provide flat funding at FY’18 levels temporarily until December 7, 2018, so that Congress has enough time to pass these remaining bills at hopefully the higher proposed FY’19 levels.

Please note that even if there are major shifts in party control following the midterm elections, newly elected members will not be sworn into office until January 2019. However, we would still anticipate disruption in the legislative timeline and process. Please support our ArtsVote2018 grassroots and political efforts to build a strong pro-arts Congress.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

P.S. Also last week, Americans for the Arts released Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018, one of the largest national public opinion surveys of American perceptions and attitudes towards the arts and arts funding. The new research demonstrates that Americans continue to be highly engaged in the arts and believe more strongly than ever that the arts promote personal well-being, help us understand other cultures, are essential to a well-rounded education, and that government has an important role in funding the arts.

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The results are in from our second public opinion poll on the arts!

Americans for the Arts has released Americans Speak Out about the Arts in 2018, our national public opinion survey on the arts—and one of the largest ever conducted. This is an update of the study we conducted two years ago. Now, like then, there are some excellent stories . . .

Updated Chart on the Status of FY’2019 Appropriations

Updated Chart on the Status of FY’2019 Appropriations of Key Federal Arts Agencies and Programs as of 9/28/18.

Just Released: 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card

The Arts Action Fund just released it’s 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card.

NEA Trend Data

The National Endowment for the Arts released the latest 5-year trend data on arts audience attendance and participation