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Charitable Tax Update

Charitable Tax Update

The House of Representatives passed a bill 277-130 to make permanent a series of charitable tax provisions. FULL STORY

Rep. Calvert Restores Cut to NEA and NEH

Rep. Calvert Restores Cut to NEA and NEH

Once again, your advocacy voices made a difference. Last week, thousands of Arts Action Fund members sent letters to their Members of Congress in response to action taken by the House Subcommittee on the Interior. FULL STORY

California Governor Signs $5 Million Increase for the Arts

California Governor Signs $5 Million Increase for the Arts

Last week, more than 1,000 California arts advocates signed the Arts Action Fund petition in less than 24 hours to encourage the Governor to sign a bill that included a $5 million increase in funding for the California Arts Council FULL STORY

Tell Gov. Brown of California that $5 Million for the Arts is a Great Investment!

Tell Gov. Brown of California that $5 Million for the Arts is a Great Investment!

Great news! Over the weekend, the California Legislature approved the FY 2015 budget that includes $5 million in funding for the California Arts Council. FULL STORY

U.S. Senate Confirms Jane Chu on June 12th

U.S. Senate Confirms Jane Chu on June 12th

In February of this year, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Jane Chu as Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, a position that has been vacant for more than a year. On June 12th, 2014, she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. FULL STORY

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Learn the Basics

Why Does NEA Funding Matter?
You might be surprised – in 2010 alone the National Endowment for the Arts had a budget of $167.5 million to ensure that the arts are brought to all Americans in all 50 states. Find out how this federal money ends up in your community.

Legislative Budget Process
Timing is important when you want to talk to your legislators about the importance of funding the arts and arts education. Learn how the budget process works.

National Arts Education Advocacy Statement

The Arts Education Working Group, a coalition of national arts and arts education advocacy organizations including the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, invites state and local organizations to join the movement to keep the arts in public schools.