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33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 6, 2018

33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 6, 2018

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) is an opportunity for both amateur and professional artists to submit their artwork for a chance to exhibit in New York City and receive valuable promotional benefits as well as cash prizes. The work of selected artists will be presented at Agora Gallery, an elegant street-level space located in the heart of the Chelsea arts district next to the High Line in New York City. Agora Gallery attracts thousands of visitors with its welcoming interiors and striking exterior. All awards are geared toward giving the winners valuable exposure with an aim to accelerate their art careers and encourage future productivity.

33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 6, 2018

Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to

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NEA Funding Approved for 2018 by House Appropriations Committee

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Late tonight, the full House Appropriations Committee met and approved funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $145 million for FY 2018. While we’re still gathering details of the meeting, this completes the U.S. House committee consideration and advances the proposal to a possible action on the U.S. House floor in the coming weeks.

Although we are disappointed by this proposed $5 million (cut from $150 million in FY 2017), we are encouraged that it is not the termination proposal sought by the Administration since March. This House proposal falls short of the funding requested by a record bipartisan group of 154 members of Congress of $155 million. Similar to the request made by members in the House, 40 Senators requested NEA funding of at least $150 million for FY 2018.

The accompanying U.S. House report notes the “broad bipartisan support” of NEA’s participation in the National Initiative

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