Despite President Trump’s proposal to eliminate it, the agency says it “will continue to operate as usual.”
A slew of independent agencies would be done away with, while defense spending would go up by $54 billion, under the president’s proposed budget.
President Trump is expected to sign the legislation, which gives financial boosts to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities through the end of the current fiscal year.
While President Trump has called for the agency’s elimination, more than 150 members of Congress want to increase funding to the National Endowment for the Arts.
About 400 people descended upon City Hall today for a “Rally to Save the Arts,” demanding that Trump fully fund the very agencies he wants to completely cut.
The current NEA budget is $148 million. A report estimates that one year’s worth of security for the Trumps in NYC will cost $365 million. That’s a 146.6% increase.
Two bills intended to fold the Mississippi Arts Commission into the Mississippi Development Authority died in the Senate and House Appropriations Committees.
A vote on Tuesday could effectively do away with the state’s main arts funding organization, bringing its activities under the control of Governor Phil Bryant.
To illustrate the vitality of the National Endowment for the Arts, artist Tega Brain created a website that gathers all the projects the agency funded in 2016.
The budget in the works by the Trump team allegedly calls for the complete elimination of the NEA and NEH, plus the privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Justin Trudeau is the new prime minister of Canada and he’s a Liberal, but where does he stand on the arts?
The Ford Foundation, the second-largest philanthropic foundation in the US, will restructure its grant-making program to focus entirely on fighting global inequality, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported.