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The State of the Union and the Arts

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011

On January 25th, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech before the United States Congress where he addressed three areas of concern that resonate with arts advocates: federal spending, jobs and education policy.

A New Congress Starts

Posted on: Jan 5, 2011

Now is your chance to let your federal elected leaders know that the arts are part of the solution with more than 2.2 million people working in the arts and among the millions of business entrepreneurs fueling the economy – and that they matter to you.

Art Removed From Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010

Last Tuesday, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery removed the video “A Fire in my Belly” by late artist David Wojnarowicz after the Catholic League called the piece “hate speech.”

Arts Action Fund Releases Statement on National Portrait Gallery

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010

In response to the National Portrait Gallery’s recent decision to remove a piece from their exhibit Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund issued the following statement.

Earmark Ban Unsuccesful

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010

On Monday, November 29th, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) offered an amendment that would ban earmarks in the budgets for 2011-2013 and have a great impact on the arts and arts education.

What the Election Results Mean for the Arts

Posted on: Nov 24, 2010


Most of the nation has happily put the elections behind them and are looking forward to the holidays, but here at the Arts Action Fund we wanted to take a few moments to explain what the elections mean for the arts and arts education.

Election Recap

Posted on: Nov 12, 2010

“Frustration with the nation’s lack of economic recovery is clearly top of mind among voters and candidates,” Robert Lynch, President and CEO of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund.

Election Recap

Posted on: Nov 11, 2010

“Frustration with the nation’s lack of economic recovery is clearly top of mind among voters and candidates,” Robert Lynch, President and CEO of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund said after last week’s elections.

Senate Arts Report Card - Honor Roll

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010

Did you ever make the Honor Roll as a student? Well, our U.S. Senators brought home their grades and although they weren’t graded on their paintings or musical scales, some managed to make the arts Honor Roll.

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Posted on: Oct 22, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of arts and humanities programs.

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