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Federal Arts Funding, Arts Education and Americans for the Arts

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It’s time for members to cast their annual 2018 Arts Policy Vote.

Arts Advocacy Day is just around the corner on March 12, 2018. The Arts Action Fund would like to join 90+ national arts partners with a unified message to Congress. Please cast your vote on these three policy agendas for 2018. Click below to vote and you’ll also be given an option to make your annual gift to the Arts Action Fund Political Action Committee (PAC) to support our legislative efforts.


Nina Ozlu Tunceli Executive Director

P.S. Please cast your vote by March 12, 2018.

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Art in Education to Improve with Senate Vote on Every Child Achieves Act

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177) by a vote of 81-17 which is a remarkable finish, especially considering the nearly 200 amendments that were filed that could have sunk the bill. The bill contains 11 arts-friendly provisions and retains the arts as a core academic subject —a priority for Americans for the Arts and the arts education field.

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Cheryl D. Garcia - SO Magazine's Best Local Artist of 2013? Vote!

As the daylight retreats during a most busy time of year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what is most important in my life. The work that I do has been so fulfilling over the past 20 years and one of the reasons for that fulfillment is because of you, the fans of my work! I continue to strive to bring beauty and happiness into the world through my artwork. With each day that passes and every kind thought, word and deed, I know I am traveling the right path in life.

I sincerely want to thank all of you for your support throughout the years and to give a special THANK YOU to all who participated in The Great Metal Works 2012 photo scavenger hunt. It was a meaningful privilege for me to see you enjoying the artwork I have created through the

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We Did It!!

The legislation which would have hacked a further $10.6 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts from the FY 2012 Interior Appropriations bill was soundly defeated with a 240 – 181 vote yesterday, and Congressional District #2 Representative Greg Walden did his part to help! We sent Rep. Walden strong admonishments letting him know this was what we wanted him to do. Won’t you join us now in sending him a nice thank you through the NEA’s “Advocate for the Arts” system? NICE WORK EVERYONE! Thanks to all the arts advocates of the State of Oregon and across the country for working SO HARD for this victory! You ROCK!!

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Arts Under Assault: 3 Reasons the NEA is Necessary

The current House Appropriations Bill–unsurprisingly in this climate of “austerity” and cultural conservatism–contains some bad news for arts funding.

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