Feb 15, 2017

24 U.S. Senators, including two GOP members, sent a letter to President Trump outlining their support for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jan 26, 2017

The Heritage Foundation formulated a number of arguments against the NEA decades ago. These arguments are listed below with corresponding rebuttals.

Jan 26, 2017
On January 19, The Hill newspaper carried a troubling report related to funding for the arts in the incoming administration. The article said that transition team advisors to the President are calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. There are many decision-making points in our federal process, and each of these branches and stages need to be informed so that good decisions result. What we do know is that the arts are a great investment in our national economy
Nov 28, 2016
As readers may recall from our Monthly Wire updates and memo to the field, Americans for the Arts has been tracking proposed changes to federal overtime rules and its impact to nonprofit arts organizations and employees.
Sep 20, 2016

Americans for the Arts joined with 65 arts organizations (and growing) to demonstrate to a new Administration how the arts can (and should) be included in its broader policy priorities under development.

Sep 13, 2016

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs that serve high school students.

Sep 08, 2016

Reps. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Walter Jones (R-NC) led a bipartisan letter in support of the military bands of the United States Armed Forces. Americans for the Arts endorsed the letter, along with 19 organizations.

Aug 09, 2016

This round of proposed regulations was designed to provide clarity and support to state education agencies as they design accountability systems, report cards, and state plans. However, as is also evident by the sheer number of public comments, there were several concerning provisions in the proposal.

Jul 07, 2016

This new authorization of the the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act attempts to better align CTE programs with the current job market by supporting innovative learning opportunities, building stronger community partnerships, and encouraging more engagement with employers.

Jun 14, 2016

The Senate kicked off action this week on bills funding the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) during its consideration of the annual Interior Appropriations bill.