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50,000 Messages to Congress Needed Now

Posted on: Feb 11, 2011

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a mid-year budget cut to dozens of valuable federal programs, including support for the arts. They want to cut the National Endowment for the Arts budget mid-stream from $167.5 million to $155 million.

National Endowment for the Arts Targeted for Elimination

Posted on: Feb 10, 2011

Members of the Republican Study Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives are taking an axe to the current 2011 federal budget, and the National Endowment for the Arts is being targeted for total elimination. Learn more about what this means and how you can get involved.

Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts Gains National Attention

Posted on: Feb 9, 2011

Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director of the Arts Action Fund, sheds some light on Carmel's Center for the Performing Arts.

Carmel’s Center for the Performing Arts Gains National Attention

Posted on: Feb 9, 2011

Carmel, Indiana isn’t well known to many outside of the state. But that may soon change as its newest attraction, Center for the Performing Arts, gains national attention far beyond Indiana’s borders. Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director of the Arts Action Fund, sheds some light on Carmel's Center for the Performing Arts.

The State of the Union and the Arts

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011

On January 25th, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech before the United States Congress where he addressed three areas of concern that resonate with arts advocates: federal spending, jobs and education policy.

A New Congress Starts

Posted on: Jan 5, 2011

Now is your chance to let your federal elected leaders know that the arts are part of the solution with more than 2.2 million people working in the arts and among the millions of business entrepreneurs fueling the economy – and that they matter to you.

Art Removed From Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010

Last Tuesday, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery removed the video “A Fire in my Belly” by late artist David Wojnarowicz after the Catholic League called the piece “hate speech.”

Arts Action Fund Releases Statement on National Portrait Gallery

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010

In response to the National Portrait Gallery’s recent decision to remove a piece from their exhibit Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund issued the following statement.

Earmark Ban Unsuccesful

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010

On Monday, November 29th, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) offered an amendment that would ban earmarks in the budgets for 2011-2013 and have a great impact on the arts and arts education.

What the Election Results Mean for the Arts

Posted on: Nov 24, 2010


Most of the nation has happily put the elections behind them and are looking forward to the holidays, but here at the Arts Action Fund we wanted to take a few moments to explain what the elections mean for the arts and arts education.

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