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Congress Responded to Your Advocacy to Save Cultural Arts Agencies!

Americans for the Arts

Dear Arts Advocate,

The Democratically-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate have finally resolved with the President the details for the Omnibus Appropriations bill for FY’19 (4.5 months late) to avoid another partial government shutdown tomorrow. It’s expected that the President will sign the bill passed by both chambers into law by midnight tonight. As anticipated, both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each received a $2 increase to bring their annual budget up to $155 million. Several other federal cultural agencies and programs (see chart below) received healthy increases as well.

Congress responded to your advocacy calls, emails, and visits to save these vital cultural agencies and took it a step further by actually increasing their annual budgets by $2 million each, despite President Trump’s attempt to terminate them. The NEA and NEH administer thousands of arts and humanities grants to state

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32nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy

Reserve your FREE ticket to the Americans for the Arts 32nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Art & Public Policy featuring Rita Moreno, introduction by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and performance by Brian Stokes Mitchell.

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New Evidence of the Benefits of Arts Education by the Brookings Institution

Empirical evidence supports claims that engaging with art is essential to the human experience: Among adults, arts participation is related to behaviors that contribute to the health of civil society such as increased civic engagement, greater social t…

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Looking at Art Could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors

New research shows that looking at artworks can help future doctors hone their observation skills, maintain objectivity, and cope with moments of uncertainty.

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Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund were today awarded the Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award in recognition of their lobbying innovations for the #SAVEtheNEA campaign.

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2018 Year End Campaign

Support the arts this holiday season.

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Support the Arts This Holiday Season

Dear Arts Advocate,

Let’s Celebrate This Holiday Season.

We #SavedtheNEA. Thanks to members, like you, who supported our

View real-time results of the campaign by clicking on the thermometer.

advocacy campaign, signed petitions, sent emails to and met with Members of Congress, and supported pro-arts candidates through the Arts Action Fund PAC, we were able to save (and even increase) public funding for nonprofit arts organizations across America. Let’s now begin 2019 strong.

Would you contribute to our Year-End Campaign with a financial gift?Help us reach our goal of $30,000 by December 31st.

Continue to Be an Arts Champion!

You are essential to the grassroots movement to advance public funding for the arts and arts education. Your contributions allow us to:

Financially support those candidates who demonstrate support and leadership for the arts. Produce our biennial Congressional Arts Report Card. Generate ArtsVote campaigns to build political clout and

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Brownstein Client Conversations: Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund join Brownstein Policy Advisor David Reid for a discussion moderated by Drew Littman on how they advocate for the arts in Washington.

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2018 Post-Election Impact on the Arts

The 2018 Mid-Term Elections undoubtedly brought a lot of changes to the political arena. But what will this mean for the arts?

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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.

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