Apr 11, 2017

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, led a one-hour Special Order debate on the U.S. House floor for members of Congress to share their stories of support for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Apr 10, 2017

Established in 2005, the Caucus’ aim was and continues to be “to bring focus to the arts and humanities and the positive impact they have on our daily lives.”

Apr 05, 2017

Since 1954, charities that are organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, as Americans for the Arts is, are prohibited from getting involved in political campaigns. However, recent activity in Congress and from the Administration is attempting to remove this prohibition.

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.