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Watch the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy from the National Arts Action Summit

The Nancy Hanks Lecture from the National Arts Action Summit featuring Rita Moreno, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Brian “Stokes” Mitchell and Robert L. Lynch is now available to watch in full.

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Ben Folds Becomes a Board Member of the Arts Action Fund

Talented musician and songwriter, Ben Folds, joins arts advocates from across the nation for Arts Advocacy Day and becomes a member of the Arts Action Fund Board. Listen to his conversation on arts advocacy with the Brownstein Podcast Series.

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Why the Arts Matter State Factsheets

Check out your state’s Why the Arts Matter factsheet!

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Bob Lynch testifies in support of NEA funding increase to $167.5 million

Americans for the Arts/Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert L. Lynch testified along with Retired Marine Veteran Chris Stowe before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

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AAF’s Nina Ozlu Tunceli Joins Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in Portland, Maine

Arts Acton Fund’s Nina Ozlu Tunceli joins Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, in advocating for the arts in Portland Maine.

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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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Federal Arts Funding Increases Finalized in FY19 Omnibus Bill

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.

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Federal Arts Funding Increases Finalized in FY19 Omnibus Bill

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.

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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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