What Difference Does the NEA Make? A Look at Programs around the Country

A recent article on The Washington Post offers a detailed look at projects supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Author David Montgomery researched and visited several NEA-funded arts projects and community programs around the country to explore how they impact and are supported by the local community. He also interviewed representatives from the Heritage Foundation, the organization lobbying to defund the NEA and NEH, and Newt Gingrich, who advocated for the defunding of the agencies when he was speaker of the House of Representatives in the 1990s.

Read the article.