The Second Lady of the United States has written extensively in support of an agency Donald Trump wants to shut down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.