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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

2 weeks 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.

NEH Grants

The possibly-Trump-endangered American National Endowment for the Humanities has announced its most recent batch of grants -- "$39.3 Million for 245 Humanities Projects Nationwide". Twenty-eight of the grants were in the 'Public Scholar...Show More Summary

Leonard Bernstein exhibition receives $250,000 NEH grant

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $250,000 grant to the National Museum of American Jewish History in support of the forthcoming exhibition, Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music. On view March 16 ? September 2,...Show More Summary

$25M Lilly Endowment Grant To Attract Top Biomedical Scientists To IU School of Medicine, Indiana

A $25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will elevate Indiana's position as one of the nation's top life science research hubs by funding an innovative recruitment strategy designed to attract top scientists to Indiana University School of Medicine and the state.

Should the Federal Government Give a Stamp of Approval to Art?

Broadway Journal reports that theater professionals are very concerned about the Trump administration’s no-doubt-idle threats to defund the National Endowment for the Arts: “It’s important money for us,” said Jeffory Lawson, the managing director of the Chelsea-based Atlantic Theater Co. Show More Summary

Like it or not, we are in the midst of a second arts revolution

In 2003, the National Endowment for the Arts put out a genuinely surprising report: Audiences — those attending jazz, classical music, opera, dance and theater performances — were in serious decline as a percentage of the adult population of America. Yet worse, the data implied that all of the...

National Endowment for the Arts Supports Miami's Diversity — For Now

In January, the Trump administration announced plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. Concern about the threat has been expressed ever since. Many organizations have struggled to create innovative funding strategies to remain viable in the future. Miami, as a hub of innovation in the arts, is particularly...

News Briefs for June 2017

Arte Público Press receives a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, winners of the national Federal Library and Information Network awards, Publons launches Publons Academy, and more News in Brief from the June 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Federal Government Spends $20,000 on Leftist Musical About Lesbian Illegal Alien

The stories in the news come and go, but the wasteful federal spending that is bleeding us to death goes on and on and on: The National Endowment for the

UC Riverside molecular biochemist named to German National Academy of Sciences

(University of California - Riverside) Katayoon Dehesh, director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology and the Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected to the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences. Show More Summary

Feds Spend $20,000 on Musical About Illegal Immigrant Lesbian Who is in Love With an ICE Agent

The National Endowment of the Arts is spending $20,000 for a musical entitled “WALLS!”. The musical is about an illegal... The post Feds Spend $20,000 on Musical About Illegal Immigrant Lesbian Who is in Love With an ICE Agent appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

New York to receive millions in federal money for the arts

The arts and humanities in New York state are in line to receive federal grants totaling over $16.5 million. The money from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will … Click to Continue »

Does The Public's "Julius Caesar" Controversy Prove Theatre Still Matters?

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Amid all the dumbed-down outrage, it’s good to be reminded that theater is still a dangerous art form. The reason Plato, the church fathers, generations of Lords Chamberlain and Jesse Helms and his National Endowment for the Arts-axing kind distrusted the stage had little to do with its use as a forum for intellectual debate. […]

Arts funding attack—these may be last NEA grants

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

While awaiting its fate under the Trump administration, the National Endowment for the Arts announced its second round of funding for the 2017 fiscal year. The federal arts agency has awarded 1,195 grants totaling $82.06 million, it announced Wednesday, to support activities in all 50 states as...

With Trump Targeting Arts Funding, the NEA Might Have Just Announced Its Last Grant Recipients

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The National Endowment for the Arts announced its second round of 2017 grants, totaling $80.26 million for activities in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions.

Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.15.17

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

NEA supports jazz and US arts nationwide The National Endowment of the Arts, arguably the most misunderstood and beleaguered doing-good office of the federal gov’t (excluding the NEH, EPA, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Civil Rights Division of the Justice Dept., and a few others) has issued its 2017 funding report, highlighting that its monies (monies […]

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