Arts Funders Respond

July 21, 2017 by Monica
The US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations legislation on July 19, 2017. GIA’s federal policy firm, Penn Hill Group (Washington, DC), has provided a detailed memo with an overview of opening statements and amendments offered during the … Continue reading House Appropriations Committee Makes Recommendation on FY 2018 Education Budget → Read More...
July 19, 2017 by Monica
In addition to articles, reports, and policy briefings, Grantmakers in the Arts offers webinars for arts funders interested in engaging in advocacy. Video recordings are available for previous GIA webinars: Advocacy and Lobbying: How Foundations Can Change Public Policy presented by Janet Brown, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts Briefing on the President’s 2018 Proposed … Continue reading Video: How Funders Can Engage in Advocacy → Read More...
July 17, 2017 by Monica
This bulletin from GIA’s federal policy firm, Penn Hill Group (Washington, DC), provides the latest information on subcommittee budget recommendations for the federal departments and programs related to education and the arts. Arts Agency Proposed Budget Appropriations Last week, the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies proposed funding both the National Endowment … Continue reading Draft Budget Appropriations for NEA, NEH, ED, IMLS, and CPB Released → Read More...
July 11, 2017 by Monica
Charles McNamara is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellow working on an internationally collaborative project. In his op-ed in The Washington Post, he writes: As one of the lexicographers at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), a 123-year-old and still-incomplete Latin dictionary, I write meticulously organized entries for this academic reference work alongside an international … Continue reading NEH Fellow: ‘If Trump Cares bout Western Civilization, He Needs to Fund the Arts’ → Read More...
July 7, 2017 by Monica
In an article in Time magazine, Senator Tim Kaine recently co-authored an op-ed with artist Drue Kataoka in support of the NEA, arguing that participation in the arts sparks creativity and innovation in great scientists and thinkers. We see this trend of art spurring scientific innovation in the biographies of great scientists. Alexander Graham Bell was … Continue reading Tim Kaine: People Like Condi Rice and Albert Einstein Show Why We Need the Arts → Read More...
July 6, 2017 by Monica
The CEO of Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform which is “arguably the largest arts funding organization in the private sector,” published an op-ed in support of the National Endowment for the Arts: When a Washington Post headline [in 2013] declared “Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA,” I felt both humility and apprehension. We … Continue reading Starving the Arts: How the White House Budget Threatens Creativity → Read More...
June 30, 2017 by Monica
From Pitchfork: As President Trump eyes abolishing federal arts funding in the U.S., a survey of tax-supported music from Australia to Iceland reveals a complex, shifting landscape. Read the article on Pitchfork. Read More...
June 30, 2017 by Monica
Pam Breaux, CEO of National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, argues that public and private funding are both necessary to fund arts and culture in America: There is no question as to the public value of the arts and, to be clear, the ongoing debate is not whether the arts have a public benefit, but whether the responsibility … Continue reading Pam Breaux: Public & Private Arts Funding Are Better Together → Read More...
June 27, 2017 by Monica
On Monday, June 26, GIA’s board of directors sent a letter to all members of Congress on behalf of GIA’s membership in support of continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services … Continue reading GIA’s Letter to Congress in Support of America’s Cultural Vitality → Read More...
June 27, 2017 by Monica
This bulletin from GIA’s Washington, D.C. policy firm, Penn Hill Group, provides recommendations for arts funders to conduct outreach to their members of Congress on funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As each of … Continue reading How to Contact Congressional Appropriations Committees in Support of Arts & Culture Funding → Read More...