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Arizona Citizens for the Arts rallied its advocates over Governor Doug Ducey's plan to eliminate $2 million in funding for arts grants, and the state legislature and governor heard from over 1,000 constituents speaking out against zeroing out state arts funding.
The U.S. Department of Education announced a new round of grants for the newly-named “Assistance for Arts Education Development & Dissemination” grant program. In total, about $14 million will be awarded to 20-25 grantees, each receiving about $575,000 per year during their 4 year project cycle.
Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch offered a statement in reaction to news that National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu has chosen to resign on June 4, 2018.
Michael Mitchel, post commander of VFW Post 1 in Denver, Colorado commissioned 100 glass poppies from Hot Shop Heroes at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 2018. The poppies will be available for purchase to support the revival and renovation of Denver’s VFW Post 1, our country’s oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars post and home of the only VFW Post Veterans Arts Council.
At a special Capitol Hill reception on April 18 to honor and remember former Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), hosted by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) as the next co-chair of the Arts Caucus.
The voter-approved tax for the arts is modeled after a similar one that creates a fund for open space and historic landmark projects; voters in over 200 New Jersey municipalities have approved open space taxes.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposal stands in stark contrast to his proposed spending plan last year, in which he proposed to cut city arts funding by $4.7 million—a 31 percent decrease—that drew protests from San Diego’s arts and cultural community.
The state’s final approved budget includes a record funding level of $22.7 million for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). In his FY 2019 budget proposal, Governor Larry Hogan recommended an increase of $21.7 million for the arts.
Called "Tennessee: State of the Arts," the program is an unprecedented public-private partnership to provide school districts statewide the opportunity to apply for funding to improve or develop their music education programs for the 2018-19 school year.
We talk with Amaurys Grullón, co-founder of the Bronx Native company, to talk about how combining art with business has impacted the Bronx’s cultural community.