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1$ per Capita for the Arts

Did you know that Congress appropriates a mere 46 cents per person to support the arts across the country? Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund doesn’t think that’s enough. In fact, a majority of Americans agree with us that Congress should double funding to 1$ per capita for the Arts.

Before you cast your votes on November 8th, please explore our 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card. This useful tool can help guide you in picking pro-arts candidates that could potentially help us reach our goal of 1$ per capita for the Arts.

Please also contribute to the Arts Action Fund PAC so we can financially support the re-election campaigns of key Congressional arts leaders featured in the Congressional Arts Report Card. The Arts Action Fund PAC is exclusively supported by members like you and 100 percent of the contributions are given to pro-arts candidates.

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Arts Education Campaign Yields Results in Portland

On November 6, Portland voters passed ballot measure 26-146 to restore arts and music programs in Portland schools and fund arts access citywide. Needless to say, we are thrilled with the results—the measure passed with 62% approval! Measure 26-126 creates a new income tax of $35 per income-earning resident (above the federal poverty level), which […]

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The Arts Aren’t Red or Blue

Every four years America gets another chance to make its voice heard. And every four years the American arts community, in a way, gets a bit of a fiscal makeover. How is that? Well, it has to do with how the nonprofit arts in America are funded and how policy affects those funding sources. And […]

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Giving Voice to the Arts - eNews Update from Americans for the Arts

Giving Voice to the Arts - Americans for the Arts

In this issue: ArtsVote2012 Programs Featured at the Political Conventions Sport Your Action Fund Wares Research from Americans for the Arts Shaping Federal Arts Policy Supporting Arts Advocacy in States and Cities PAC Update Message from the President – Elections are not just about the candidates you vote for, but the policies they support and the impact they will have on the arts in your community.

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Warning! An Election Looms in November…

When I worked as an arts manager, the election season—-particularly presidential years like 2012—-was a time of fear and loathing. Why? First and foremost, ticket sales and admissions soften or die immediately before and on Election Day. At TRG, we’ve watched this trend play out across the U.S. over the past two decades in client […]

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Think This Isn’t an Election Year? Think Again. (from Arts Watch)

Most anyone involved with an advocacy effort will tell you that it is a year-round process. This process is primarily focused on state legislatures or Congress. When these bodies are not in session, advocates know it is crucial to remain engaged with representatives’ offices and staff; to constantly cultivate relationships which can benefit the advocacy […]

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