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Just Released: 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card

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

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NEA Trend Data

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

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National Arts In Education Week

Americans for the Arts

 

Dear Artists, Arts Professionals and Art Enthusiasts,

Join us in celebrating National Arts In Education Week 2018 from September 9-15.

Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education and its supporters joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.

In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law and its many arts-friendly provisions began to take effect. Recently, Congress and the Administration, proposed drastic cuts to the authorized funding for these arts-friendly measures. Sign the petition to U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to encourage her to take action in ensuring equitable access to arts education so that every student in America succeeds.

In 2018, it is a particularly important

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2018 Mid-Term Election Arts Action Fund U.S. Senate Candidate Memos

The Arts Action Fund has released arts background candidate memos for Senate candidates running in the 2018 mid-term elections, organized by state. Click on the candidate’s photo or name to view the full candidate memo.

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2018 Candidate Arts Survey

The 2018 Candidate Arts Survey is officially released!

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U.S. Senate Matched the House-Set Funding Level for the NEA & NEH

The Arts Action Fund is happy to report that the U.S. Senate matched the House-set funding level of $155 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Arts Action Fund President & CEO Listed as Top 50 Executive in NonProfit Sector by The NonProfit Times

The Arts Action Fund President and CEO, Robert Lynch, has been named by NonProfit Times as one of the top 50 nonprofit executives in the country!

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Statement in Response to Rejection of Amendment to Cut Funding to NEA & NEH

The Arts Action Fund President and CEO, Robert L. Lynch, offered a statement in response to the House of Representatives vote rejecting an amendment to cut funding for the National Endowment for Arts and Humanities by 15 percent.

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NEA Funding Increase Heads to the Floor

NEA Funding Increase Heads to the Floor

Dear Arts Advocate,

In a return to “regular order,” this week the U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the bill that funds the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)!

Floor votes on these appropriations bills have been rarer in recent years, and even more so in the U.S. Senate. However, quick action by both the House and Senate is expected these next two weeks!

A potential amendment to cut funding for the NEA and NEH.

This week, 170 amendments were filed to the House Interior bill, including two amendments that would impact the NEA. We are tracking these funding amendments and will keep you posted if they will be up for a vote. The House Rules Committee is meeting tonight to make those determinations.

Currently, the Interior bill would increase funding for both Endowments by $2 million, bringing their budgets to $155 million. This precisely matches the ask

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U.S. House Scheduled to Vote on Interior Appropriations Bill

The U.S. House is voting on the bill that funds the National Endowment for the Arts this week! Floor votes on these appropriations bills have been rarer in recent years, and even more so in the U.S. Senate. However, quick action by both the House and S…

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