Individual issues briefs are pulled on to the various topic pages throughout the Legislative Issue Center. You can download the full Issue Briefs section, or navigate to the topic of your interests below or in the Legislative Issue Center and focus on the specific issue brief repeated there.

Chapter 1: Issue Briefs to Congress
  • National Endowment for the Arts (pdf, 459 KB)

    • Legislative Recap of 2016 Appropriations (pdf, 290 KB)
  • Strengthening Arts Education

    • Funding the Arts Education Program at the U.S. Department of Education (pdf, 508 KB)
    • Strengthening Arts Education–Helping Children Achieve in School, Work and Life (pdf, 707 KB)
    • Unified Statement: Arts Education–Creating Student Success in School, Work and Life (pdf, 559 KB)
  • Tax Reform

    • Encouraging Charitable Gifts to Support Community Access to the Arts (pdf, 628 KB)
    • Tax Fairness for Artists and Writers (pdf, 604 KB)
  • Office of Museum Services within the Institute of Museum and Library Services (pdf, 365 KB)
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (pdf, 300 KB)
  • Community Media (pdf, 377 KB)
  • Cultural Exchanges through the U.S. Department of State (pdf, 686 KB)
  • Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists (pdf, 705 KB)
  • Arts in Health (pdf, 684 KB)
  • Statements of Concern

Chapter 2: U.S. House of Representatives Arts Voting Record (pdf, 414 KB)

The U.S. House arts support record includes membership in the Congressional Arts Caucus, Congressional STEAM Caucus, signatory status of the 2015 NEA "Dear Colleague" letter and 2015 2015 OMS "Dear Colleague" letter, and participation in the Congressional Arts Competition, as well as one vote on the House floor to make three charitable tax extenders permanent and one vote on the House floor to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Chapter 3: U.S. Senate Arts Support Record (pdf, 90 KB)

The Senate support record includes membership in the Senate Cultural Caucus, and signatory status of the 2015 NEA "Dear Colleague" letter and 2015 OMS "Dear Colleague" letter as well as one vote on the Senate floor to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Chapter 4: Directories of House and Senate Arts Caucuses (as of 02/2/2016)
Chapter 5: Facts and Figures (pdf, 5.89 MB)
  • Latest research measuring the impact of the arts and arts education
Chapter 6: Directory of 2016 National Partners (pdf, 959 KB)
Chapter 7: Letters to Congress from National Partners (pdf, 8.48MB)
Chapter 8: Fields at a Glance
  • Trend information on various arts fields and specific disciplines