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Republicans Don't Want to Waste Money on Arts and Humanities that Could Pay for Donald Trump's Golf Trips

Donald Trump is proposing to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, as noted in a NYT column today. Each agency received just under $150 million in the 2017 budget, an amount that is equal to just under 0.004 percent of total spending. Show More Summary

Trump Budget Proposes To Begin Shutting Down The National Endowment For The Arts

According to the new budget proposal, the NEA’s budget would be cut down to $29 million, and the NEH’s budget would be reduced to $42 million. Both organizations are currently budgeted at around $150 million; they account for well under 1 percent of the government’s budget. “The Budget proposes to begin shutting down NEA in […]

NEA: We’ll get by without Trump

The National Endowment for the Arts has issued a quiet response to President Trump’s plans to defund it. Statement from National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu February 12, 2018 Today we learned that the President’s FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see […]

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Would Slash Arts Funding in Attempt to Close NEA and NEH

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

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 post Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Would Slash Arts Funding in Attempt to Close NEA and NEH appeared first on Hyperallergic.

News: Georgia arts organizations receive $370,000 in NEA grants

The National Endowment of the Arts announced a new batch of grants, with 936 arts organizations across the country receiving aid from the federal agency. There were 21 grants awarded in Georgia, totaling $370,000. In all, $25 million worth of grant money has been awarded. In a statement, Jane Chu, the agency’s chair, said, “It...

NEA grants

The American National Endowment for the Arts is a favorite target of many US politicians, who would like to do away with it completely, but for the time being it is still going strong -- and yesterday announced $25 Million in GrantsShow More Summary

NEH Announces New Grants to Support Humanities Infrastructure

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced a new program to create and sustain the infrastructure underlying humanities initiatives in public libraries, archives, museums, colleges and universities, historic sites, scholarly associations, and other cultural institutions.

Daniel Webster Named First Bloomberg Professor of American Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health, an endowed position supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

International relations expert: Trump’s racism is ‘a cancer eating away at the Republican Party’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

As the media uproar caused by President Donald Trump’s comment calling El Salvador, Haiti and the nations of Africa “shthole countries” stretches into its third day, one visiting scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace called the president’s comments a...

Robert Caro Teams With Carnegie Hall For A Festival Examining The 1960s

We associate the ’60s with the counterculture and protests against government. But that was also when the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, so often under attack in recent years, were established.

Bruce Cole, 1938-2018

Sad news today that Bruce Cole—my colleague at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a great champion of American civic education and the arts and humanities properly understood—died...Show More Summary

National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $12.8M in Grants to 253 Projects

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

From environmental monitoring equipment for Frank Lloyd Wright homes to an overhaul of an online database of archaeological artifacts related to slavery, the grants span a huge range of projects. The post National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $12.8M in Grants to 253 Projects appeared first on Hyperallergic.

NEA Literature Translation Fellowships

They've announced the 2018 (American) National Endowment for the Arts fellowships for creative writing (prose) (36 x US$25,000) and for literary translation (22 x $12,500/25,000). The list (warning ! dreaded pdf format !) of the creative...Show More Summary

Activist groups to Michigan State: Stop investing in white nationalism

Student and activist groups are calling on Michigan State University to stop investing $50 million of its endowment with right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer’s secretive hedge fund. The push for the university to divest began after ThinkProgress...Show More Summary

AFI at 50: The fabled history of one of L.A.'s leading film organizations

Organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and PBS have faced the chopping block in recent years when it comes to government funding. But the political landscape was a lot brighter five decades ago. In fact, the arts and humanities took...

Should Taxpayers Subsidize ‘Stand with Saguaros’?

A few months ago, President Trump floated the idea of getting rid of the National Endowment for the Arts and its companion, the National Endowment for the Humanities. Both belong on the chopping block, most centrally because the federal government has no constitutional authority to subsidize the arts, the humanities, and a host of other things. Show More Summary

CSUF professor’s multimedia work about desert gets NEA funding

Music professor Pamela Madsen has received $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for her new multimedia oratorio, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” which combines music with images and sounds from the Mojave Desert. Madsen’s concert-length work will feature percussion, strings, orchestra, voices, video and electronics. Show More Summary

National Endowment for the Humanities Pledges $1M for Cultural Institutions Hit by Hurricane Harvey

6 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Organizations in FEMA-designated disaster zones will have until December 31 to apply for emergency grants of up to $30,000. The post National Endowment for the Humanities Pledges $1M for Cultural Institutions Hit by Hurricane Harvey appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Former Republican Presidents Issue Statement On White Nationalism

"We are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights." The post Former Republican Presidents Issue Statement On White Nationalism appeared first on RedState.

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