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.
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.
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.
From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available.
A 19th-century Philadelphia smallpox epidemic and Henry David Thoreau’s transcendental retreat into the woods are the subjects of two video games awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this Monday.
The National Endowment for the Arts is slated to receive a budget of $146.02 million per the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill released by Congress late yesterday. The figure is down from the Obama administration’s proposed $154.47 million and roughly on par with 2013’s allocation of $146.26 million.
In April, President Obama proposed his 2014 fiscal year budget, which, happily for us culture lovers, includes increases of some $15 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. But Obama’s proposal was just the first step in a long, winding budget process, and now the Republicans have spoken: they want to slash the NEA and NEH budgets in half.
Two weeks ago, we pointed out that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was proposing severe cuts in the budget of the federally funded National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Now, this week the Obama Administration has released their 2013 budget request to Congress, which requests to raise funding to a number of the countries’s cultural agencies and programs, including the NEA.
Today, according to the Americans for the Arts, the US House of Representatives passed the final budget agreement for 2012, which cuts funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by 6%.
The list of domestic spending cuts for the new national budget announced by the US government this morning includes $13 million in funding cuts for both the NEA and the NEH, but that’s just the start of the damage. $8.5 million has been cut from the NGA budget, and reduced funding to a program that supports Washington’s private artistic organizations by 75 percent.
President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2012 fiscal year includes cuts to funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Under the proposed budget, each organization’s budget would drop by 13 percent.