Yesterday morning, the Trump administration released its proposed federal budget for financial year 2018, making good on the USA president's threats to cut all funding to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities (NEA and NEH). Congress will now take up the issue. The fact is that federal spending for the arts in the United States is already shockingly low. "The notion of eliminating expenditures of tax revenue of less than 20 cents per citizen to support the arts is antithetical to the idea of a vibrant modern democracy".
Trump has also proposed to eradicate the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a major source of funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
That's after this week's first federal budget outline from the Trump Administration, which proposes slashing a host of agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts. They both work for the Heritage Foundation, a noted conservative research think tank based in Washington, D.C. Film Forum received $30,000 for its exhibition on experimental Latin American films for this year's multi-institutional art exhibit Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. "We are also fortunate to have state and university funding and good support from the corporate community". "Cutting the costs from or eliminating the NEA would result in a tragic outcome for arts organizations throughout the country as the NEA is the only arts funder in America, public or private, that supports the arts in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and USA territories". Chu also noted that as a federal agency, the NEA can not engage in advocacy, but she said that she expected discussion about the future of the endowments among advocates for the arts.
The district has a pending grant with the NEA for a total of $50,000 which was proposed as an arts master plan to benefit the center city neighborhood surrounding High Street. In 1995, Republicans won control of the House of Representatives and said the NEA was a frill the federal government should be shorn of. These cities include Newark, New Brunswick, Rahway, Red Bank and Asbury Park.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, shared a statement regarding the importance of providing free programs like Sesame Street in educating children, especially helping those in less privileged situations gain access to educational programming at a young age. "The grant money is seed money and it serves as an economic engine". "But it's the rural and smaller states that are going to be devastated by this because there is no way for us to counter the kind of money that comes in through this federal investment in Wyoming".More news: Clichy: Man City players to blame for European exit
"You would assume that Trump is for generating economic opportunity", Pallone said.
"We have supporters across the state", he said. "Those are the places that need federal dollars".
The NEA has a $148 million budget, the NEH a $148 million budget and the CPB a $445 million budget, according to the Post.
"Arts and humanities are not a luxury", said Brenda Thomson, executive director of Arizona Humanities, the state's affiliate organization for the NEH. Here are a few ways you can get involved. "It will eliminate the potential to grow the arts". You can start by expressing your support for the NEA, NEH and IMLS in your circle of influence.
Cara Duckworth, a spokesperson for record labels' trade body RIAA, told Music Week: "Music and the arts are an essential part of our nation's cultural assets, with key programs that anchor local communities and nurture tomorrow's musicians and songwriters".