NEA Funding Update: All is Not Lost

We've got some good news for your Monday, pluggers!

The past March, President Trump proposed completely eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. These two agencies provide much needed funding and support to organizations all over the country.

And just when it seemed as if there was no chance for survival, there's a light at the end of the tunnel! The House Committee has approved a budget that includes $145 million for each organization. Next, the proposal will move to the full House, who will vote on the bill (probably as a part of a larger bill that may include other proposals such as the environment appropriations bill).

It's a small victory for the arts, but a victory nonetheless! Don't forget to write to your Senators and Representatives and tell them how important the NEA is to you.

About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.