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.
The Artists Rise Up protest secured prime art world real estate near Lincoln Center in New York, but drew only a couple dozen passionate protesters.
A new report by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the US Department of Commerce tracks the economic impact of the arts nationally and state by state.
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.
It’s only been a little over a day since Donald Trump formally proposed defunding the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, but already people in creative fields are responding, well, creatively.
The president’s budget proposal for 2018 would do away with the two funding agencies and ramp up military spending by $54 billion.
A group of Democratic, Republican, and independent Senators has signed a letter urging the president not to cut federal funding to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
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.
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.
One petition shows only 44 signatures, the other 734. Based on social media sharing, neither seems to be accurate.