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Statement in Response to Rejection of Amendment to Cut Funding to NEA & NEH

Posted on: Jul 18, 2018

The Arts Action Fund President and CEO, Robert L. Lynch, offered a statement in response to the House of Representatives vote rejecting an amendment to cut funding for the National Endowment for Arts and Humanities by 15 percent.

U.S. House Scheduled to Vote on Interior Appropriations Bill

Posted on: Jul 16, 2018

The U.S. House is voting on the bill that funds the National Endowment for the Arts this week! Floor votes on these appropriations bills have been rarer in recent years, and even more so in the U.S. Senate. However, quick action by both the House and Senate is expected these next two weeks!

“Art-tinis” and Artful Conversations at AFTACON

Posted on: Jul 10, 2018

This year, Americans for the Arts annual convention was held in Denver, Colorado hosting for four days of sessions, workshops, and events that were focused on exploring the role of the arts in creating and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities.

State Budget Inculdes $8.8 Million Increase in California Arts Council Funding

Posted on: Jul 2, 2018

Governor Brown and State Legislature boost investment in local community-building through the arts.

Bobby Welch Guest Commentary in Gadsden Times

Posted on: Jun 22, 2018

Arts leader & AAF member Bobby Welch wrote an op-ed featured in the Gadsden Times about his experience on Capitol Hill

Senate Approproations Committee Approved the FY2019 Funding Increase for the NEA & NEH

Posted on: Jun 14, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 funding increases for several federal cultural agencies based on the allocations set earlier this week by Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Democrat Tom Udall (D-NM).

Representative Chellie Pingree’s Statement at the Full Committee Markup Meeting

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018

The new co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Representative Chellie Pingree, gives a heartfelt statement at the full committee markup meeting covering arts funding and expanding grantmaking opportunities for the NEA and NEH.

NEA Funding Increase Approved by Full Appropriations Committee

Posted on: Jun 6, 2018

Earlier today, the full U.S House Appropriations Committee voted to approve last month's Interior Subcommittee vote to increase funding by $2 million each to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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