Over the years, Americans for the Arts has worked with House and Senate arts champions on “Dear Colleague” letters, encouraging their peers to support the arts and arts education. Here are a few examples from 2017:
Dear Colleague from Arts Caucus co-Chairs Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) supporting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $155 million in FY 2018 appropriations.
Dear Colleague from Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) supporting both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at a funding level of "no less than" $149.8 million in FY 2018 appropriations.
View the archive of "Dear Colleague" letters dating back to 2004.
Our Congressional Arts Handbook is quite simply the definitive resource for all legislative arts information. It is compiled annually to support the work of participants at Arts Advocacy Day, an advocacy event organized by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by more than 85 national organizations representing thousands of arts, culture, business, civic, and education organizations and individuals nationwide. Within it, you will find a plethora of resources including facts, figures, related legislation, research, talking points, and more to help inform you on the major policy issues we are working to positively impact.