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Help Stop 75% City Budget Cut to Tucson Arts

Help Stop 75% City Budget Cut to Tucson Arts

The Tucson City Manager, Richard Miranda, has proposed a 75% cut to arts funding. FULL STORY

Cast Your Vote by March 18th!

Cast Your Vote by March 18th!

We are asking the Arts Action Fund members to cast their vote on policies they wish to support. The outcome of this vote will direct the priorities, time, and resources of the Arts Action Fund for the next 12 months on the issues that matter most to you. The following three policies are being recommended to Arts Action Fund members for final adoption. FULL STORY

Music In Our Schools Month is in March!

Music In Our Schools Month is in March!

Music In Our Schools Month in March highlights the importance of a comprehensive music education in schools. FULL STORY

President Obama Apologizes for Glib Remarks about Arts History

President Obama Apologizes for Glib Remarks about Arts History

President Obama issues a personal, hand-written apology for the off-the-cuff remarks that he made on January 30th. FULL STORY

Tell President Obama that the Arts = Jobs, Too!

Tell President Obama that the Arts = Jobs, Too!

Did you see what President Obama said about art history degrees? FULL STORY

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Your Voice Matters

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Find the latest legislative news impacting the arts.

Find helpful highlights from Congressional primary races.  We will offer comprehensive and timely information, as well as ArtsVote events and activities.

Do you wonder how your representatives vote when it comes to support of the Arts?
Take a look at their scores with our 2012 Congressional Arts Report Card and learn how elections effect the arts.

Want to ask your candidates about the arts? 
Find out if your federal candidates support the arts with our Candidate Arts Survey

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Learn the Basics

Why Does NEA Funding Matter?
You might be surprised – in 2010 alone the National Endowment for the Arts had a budget of $167.5 million to ensure that the arts are brought to all Americans in all 50 states. Find out how this federal money ends up in your community.

Legislative Budget Process
Timing is important when you want to talk to your legislators about the importance of funding the arts and arts education. Learn how the budget process works.

National Arts Education Advocacy Statement

The Arts Education Working Group, a coalition of national arts and arts education advocacy organizations including the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, invites state and local organizations to join the movement to keep the arts in public schools.