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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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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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“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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