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“Art-tinis” and Artful Conversations at AFTACON

This year, Americans for the Arts annual convention was held in Denver, Colorado hosting for four days of sessions, workshops, and events that were focused on exploring the role of the arts in creating and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and equitable com…

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State Budget Inculdes $8.8 Million Increase in California Arts Council Funding

Governor Brown and State Legislature boost investment in local community-building through the arts.

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Bobby Welch Guest Commentary in Gadsden Times

Arts leader & AAF member Bobby Welch wrote an op-ed featured in the Gadsden Times about his experience on Capitol Hill

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Senate Approproations Committee Approved the FY2019 Funding Increase for the NEA & NEH

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 funding increases for several federal cultural agencies based on the allocations set earlier this week by Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking De…

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Representative Chellie Pingree’s Statement at the Full Committee Markup Meeting

The new co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Representative Chellie Pingree, gives a heartfelt statement at the full committee markup meeting covering arts funding and expanding grantmaking opportunities for the NEA and NEH.

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NEA Funding Increase Approved by Full Appropriations Committee

Earlier today, the full U.S House Appropriations Committee voted to approve last month’s Interior Subcommittee vote to increase funding by $2 million each to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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Betty Supports the Arts and the Arts Action Fund Supports Betty!

In Saint Paul with Betty McCollum

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Breaking News : Arts Victory in Congress!

Victory! The voices of arts advocates were heard on Capitol Hill.

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Americans for the Arts Joins Federal Amicus Brief in Support of Free Speech Rights of Congressional Art Competition Student Artist

Read a blog detailing the specifics of controversy surrounding a painting from a Congressional Art Competition, by Arts Action Fund Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli

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SAVEtheNEA Timeline

Click to view a 2017 timeline of advocacy actions that Arts Action Fund members took to #SAVEtheNEA this year.

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