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Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

Arts education is currently in crisis, with over 4 million students around the country receiving no creative schooling whatsoever. Given President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, including slashing the National Endowment for the...Show More Summary

Five ways to save New York's performance and exhibit space

This is an incredibly unpredictable time for artists. The elimination of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, proposed by the Trump administration, could be fatal... To view the full story, click the title link.

CBS Defends NEA: ‘Art Needs Subsidy to Be Alive,’ Not the Marketplace

During CBS’s Sunday Morning, the network dedicated their “cover story,” which lasted over nine minutes, to railing against the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. “With the proposed cuts in federal...Show More Summary

Looking for a Job in the Arts? Try North Dakota, New Study Suggests

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

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. The post Looking for a Job in the Arts? Try North Dakota, New Study Suggests appeared first on Hyperallergic.

NEA study explains financial effect of the arts nationally — and California's huge cultural economy

Data released Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts, in a joint effort with the Bureau of Economic Analysis, offers an argument for keeping arts funding alive at a time when the Trump administration seeks to eliminate the NEA altogether. The data, which look at the economic role of the...

New $1.5 million grant to fund national research on faith and work

(Rice University) A $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will enable researchers from Rice University and Seattle Pacific University to examine the relationship between faith and work.

Cutting the National Endowment for the Arts

Establishment reporters don’t seem to think that anything good happens in society without a stream of federal money attached to it. That sort of tunnel vision was on display in a recent Washington Post story about the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Show More Summary

Has A Push For Women In STEM Hurt Women In Arts And Humanities?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

While Trump recently signed two bills to encourage women to pursue careers in STEM, there are no arts-and-humanities equivalents. And Trump’s budget proposes doing away with the National Endowment for the Arts entirely. Madeleine Johnson, for one, believes “women in the arts are in the shadow of STEM, because it is a field with more […]

Hyperallergic Reports on Growing Support for the National Endowment for the Arts

As you might have gathered from our recent posts about the National Endowment for the Art’s current limbo status, we’re following the headlines with bated breath hoping that the NEA survives President Donald Trump’s proposition to transfer its funds to the national defense budget. At Hyperallergic, Claire Voon discusses a letter penned by over “150 […]

The NEA’s urban design advocate is leaving

Design and placemaking director Jason Schupbach led the agency’s work in cities Less than a month after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the agency’s influential design and placemaking...Show More Summary

Bipartisan Letter from Over 150 Members of Congress Urges More Money for the NEA

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

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. The post Bipartisan Letter from Over 150 Members of Congress Urges More Money for the NEA appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Shutting Down The NEA Will Kill American Jobs And Harm The Economy

President Trump’s proposal to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and other arts-related organization is not only a blow to the cultural climate of our nation but also would be a serious threat to economic and job growth. Show More Summary

11 Republican Lawmakers Sign Letter In Support Of Arts Funding

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

In a move demonstrating the uphill battle President Donald Trump will face attempting to achieve his budgetary goals, 11 House Republicans have signed a letter expressing support for the National Endowment for the Arts. The New YorkShow More Summary

L.A. without the NEA: Tim Robbins on his $50-a-week first acting job, and why it proves the power of the NEA

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Tim Robbins’ first time getting paid as an actor was through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a gangly 15-year-old performing street theater in New York with Theater for the New City. His pay was $50 per week, and he could not believe his good luck. “We were doing a social...

"An early video sketch of 'Doggie Hamlet,' a site-specific work by the choreographer and performance artist Ann Carlson, has recently become fodder for conservatives intent on eliminating federal funding of the National Endowment for the Arts."

"I can’t defend this strangely chopped together video, which undercuts the scope and mysterious splendor of Ms. Carlson’s vision. But as a dance critic, I will fight for Ms. Carlson, a multidisciplinary artist whose work poignantly explores social issues through the lens of performance. Show More Summary

As arts funding is ‘under attack,’ celebs and lawmakers urge support at Grammys on the Hill

While no one specifically uttered President Trump’s name at the Grammys on the Hill Awards on Wednesday evening, his proposed federal budget — specifically slashing arts funding — was a popular topic. “The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities are under attack by this president and they need your […]

The Complete Jazz Masters Concert

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

The Monday concert that paid tribute to the 2017 National Endowment For The Arts Jazz Masters is now online, all three hours of it. In addition to new Jazz Masters Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ira Gitler, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Dr. Lonnie Smith, the three-hour concert includes performances by a variety of other prominent artists. […]

David Byrne Speaks Out Against Trump’s Proposed NEA Elimination

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Yesterday, David Byrne attended a rally at New York's City Hall to protest Donald Trump's proposed elimination of publicly funded arts organizations like the National Endowment For The Arts, the National Endowment For The Humanities, and the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. Byrne spoke at the event, arguing for the economic and social benefits of arts…

David Byrne on Trump NEA Elimination Proposal: “That’s Just Completely Stupid”

David Byrne has spoken out against Donald Trump’s recent proposal to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Show More Summary

$310K NEH Grant to Benefit Talking Eyes Media, VII Photo

3 weeks agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) has won a $310,000 federal grant for an immigrant storytelling project involving VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media, the university announced last week. The grant, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is for a project called Newest Americans. Show More Summary

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