A new report by Arts for LA calls for “solidarity-based approaches” to secure studio spaces, educate civic leaders, and secure living-wage jobs for artists.
Digital Theater Is Not Just a Pandemic Fad, Creators Say
The art form continues to survive the return of in-person theatre, but maker-performers struggle with a lack of institutional support.
The Power of Cities to Serve the Arts Needs to be Harnessed
An ordinance passed last year in Burlington, Vermont, directs city funds for public art only to work that is permanent and purchased from individual artists.
How BIPOC Artists Fight Canada’s Biased Art Scene
The Canada Council for the Arts will disburse $116.5 million, and groups that are “Indigenous, culturally diverse, deaf, disabled, or official language minorities” will share only 4% of these funds.
Philadelphia Mayor Proposes Arts Budget of Zero, a Crushing Blow to Local Institutions
As statewide cultural grants are rescinded, Mayor Jim Kenny introduces a 2021 budget proposal that totally eliminates the city’s $4.4 million allowance for the arts.
New Study Says Americans Twice as Likely to Vote for Candidates Who Support Arts Funding Than Not
The wide-ranging report from the nonprofit Americans for the Arts also affirms near-universal support for arts education and illustrates that 52% of Americans do, in fact, sing in the shower.
Trump Signs Bill Boosting the NEA and NEH Budgets He Wanted to Eliminate
The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities will each receive about $153 million in federal funding in fiscal year 2018, around $3 million more than in 2017.
Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Would Slash Arts Funding in Attempt to Close NEA and NEH [UPDATED]
Just like last year, Trump’s budget proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $12.8M in Grants to 253 Projects
From environmental monitoring equipment for Frank Lloyd Wright homes to an overhaul of an online database of archaeological artifacts related to slavery, the grants span a huge range of projects.
NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill
The Committee’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months.
US Arts Nonprofits Generated $166.3 Billion in Spending in 2015, Report Shows
A new report shows how the nonprofit culture sector stimulates the economy both locally and nationally.
Why Eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts Would Hurt Rural Americans the Most
The NEA, which the Trump administration has proposed to fully defund, has long been accused of primarily serving coastal elites, when in fact the opposite is true.