Washington, D.C. — The Content Creators Coalition (c3) and the Future of Music Coalition release the following statement reacting to President Trump’s budget, which if enacted by Congress would eliminate programs supporting arts and culture, including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting:
“The arts play a vital role in our culture. They help define us as a people. They help unite us as a nation. They help inspire us to explore the unknown. They help drive our economy and create American jobs. For these reasons and more, President Trump’s proposed budget that guts the arts programs is indefensible. read more
As the calendar year draws to a close, we have some welcome news coming from atop the Hill. It looks as if we’ll avoid another squabble-induced government shutdown, because negotiators in the house have managed to bring forward an omnibus appropriations bill. What’s more, the bill contains some significant new year good news for musicians and music fans. Happy holidays to us all!read more
Last week, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published the highlights of its 2012 Survey of Public Participation, a study which aimed to capture the myriad of ways Americans engaged with the arts over that year. The sixth iteration of a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau—the first being in 1982, the last in 2008—the most recent survey boasts a sample size of 37,266 and so represents a phenomenal resource through which to see how people are connecting with the arts, as well as being helpful in developing policy initiatives. The NEA plans to make a comprehensive report available in 2014, but in the meantime there are some points of interest worth noting in the current highlights.
Post authored by Communications Intern Olivia Brown.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is currently without permanent leadership. Former Chairman Rocco Landesman — an accomplished Broadway producer and country-western enthusiast — resigned from his position this past November, wrapping up a successful four-year stint. As President Obama is expected to appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks, now is a opportune time to reflect on what qualities we’d like to see in Landesman’s replacement.