The Chronicle of Philanthropy has put together reports on where the presidential candidates stand on issues of importance to nonprofits and foundations, including their positions on arts and culture funding.
Would seek "deep reductions" or end federal spending for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Public Broadcasting System. Would tell PBS to seek advertising in place of government subsidies, saying: "We're not going to kill Big Bird, but Big Bird is going to have advertisements."
Proposed slight increases in spending on the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities in his 2013 budget, although they would still be getting less than when Mr. Obama entered Office. Proposed flat spending for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.