President Trump has released the full version of his 2018 budget plan. From artnet News: Donald Trump’s much-anticipated 2018 budget proposes steep cuts to domestic programs—including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. According to a CNN report, which cites an outline of the budget released last night, the … Continue reading President Trump’s Newly-Released 2018 Budget ‘Doubles Down’ on Calls To Eliminate the NEA
President Trump has released the full version of his 2018 budget plan. From artnet News:
According to a CNN report, which cites an outline of the budget released last night, the proposal “doubles down on some largely symbolic cuts” first rolled out by the administration earlier this year, including the elimination of the NEA. As usual, however, Congress remains intent on writing its own budget, so Trump’s plan is unlikely to go far on Capitol Hill. Trump’s proposal, CNN notes, is more a statement of policy than a practical budget that is expected to be adopted in full.
William D. Adams, the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced today his resignation from the agency, effective Tuesday, May 23, 2017. In a brief statement to staff, Adams expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the chairman of NEH and his admiration for the work of the agency. Deputy Chair Margaret Plympton will serve as acting chair.
William D. Adams, the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced today his resignation from the agency, effective Tuesday, May 23, 2017. In a brief statement to staff, Adams expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the chairman of NEH and his admiration for the work of the agency. Deputy … Continue reading NEH Chairman William D. Adams Announces Resignation
On June 14, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) will host a webinar highlighting what national grantmakers can learn from ALAANA-led social movements and philanthropic institutions in the South: [The South has] a vibrant history of successful movements for racial and social justice, yet grassroots Southern leaders are often overlooked by philanthropy and lack … Continue reading NCRP to Present Webinar on ALAANA-led Philanthropy in the South
Steven J. Tepper, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design in the Arts at Arizona State University, recently presented the keynote address at ArtsFund's 29th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon. His speech titled “Creativity, Education, and Work in the 21st Century” makes the case for the vital necessity of creativity in today’s society as we face unprecedented rates of growth and change. Tepper was also a keynote presenter at the 2014 GIA Conference in Houston, Texas.
From the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF):
From the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF): WESTAF has expanded its advocacy work on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts. Recently, three contractors were hired to focus exclusively on this project and to work closely with our regional network of advocates. WESTAF has also created an NEA Advocacy center with the latest updates … Continue reading WESTAF Boosts Advocacy Efforts to Support NEA
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies has released an updated and expanded edition of Why Should Government Support the Arts? its policy brief detailing the economic, health, educational, civic, community and cultural benefits of public arts funding. In clear language — and with numerous links to fresh research — the paper debunks myths and … Continue reading NASAA Updates Policy Brief on Government Support of the Arts
Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch issued a statement following the signing of the federal budget agreement for fiscal year 2017. “This is also a tremendous example of how grassroots arts advocacy efforts proved effective with sending thousands of letters, emails, phone calls, personal visits, op-eds, news articles, targeted advertising, and … Continue reading Americans for the Arts Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement