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Legislative Update for Annual Convention on June 14th, 2019

Read the latest legislative update for June 14, 2019.

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ArtsVote 2020 Podcast Press Release

New Podcast Series Reveals 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Views on Arts, Vision for Advancing Support for Arts and Charitable Sector

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Legislative Update 5.15.19

Great news! Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) officially proposed FY’20 funding increases to every federal cultural agency within their portfolio, including the Natio…

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The Arts Action Fund Team Is Recruiting A Membership Associate

Americans for the Arts is currently recruiting for an Arts Action Fund Membership Associate to be part of the Arts Action Fund team. This position will be based in our Washington DC office.

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Yo-Yo Ma Brings His Bach Project to the U.S./Mexico Border

This past weekend, Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project, which uses the composer’s 300-year-old music to explore connections between cultures, to sister cities on the Texas/Mexico border. He believes the music has an ability to connect cultures and humani…

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Ben Folds Appointed Chair of ArtsVote2020

Ben Folds, celebrated American singer-songwriter and former front man of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, has been appointed Chairman of ArtsVote2020, a nationwide two-year initiative of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund that will advocat…

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The Arts Action Fund Supports Latest Statement by The Charitable Giving Coalition

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund have signed onto the Charitable Giving Coalition’s latest statement on the importance of charitable giving.

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Listen to the Brownstein Podcast Episode on Arts Advocacy Day

Brownstein advisor and former Sen. Mark Begich sits down with artists Rita Moreno, Ben Folds and Brian Stokes Mitchell, along with Bob Lynch from Americans for the Arts, to discuss the connection between arts and the economy and the importance of inspi…

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Latest Data Shows Increase to U.S. Economy from Arts and Cultural Sector

The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016. This represents an increase of .1 percent from 2015 when economists reported that the sector added 4.2 percent or $763.6 billio…

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President’s FY20 Budget Calls for Termination of Cultural Agencies Again

For a third-straight year, the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation of Public…

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