The fight is here — right now

Arts community, it’s time to speak up — TODAY.  As of this morning, Donald Trump’s administration has released a budget proposal that, as they have repeatedly threatened, completely eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As Chamber Music America has so eloquently stated,

“While this is not the first time that the arts and the NEA have been threatened by federal budget cuts, it comes at a time when other cultural freedoms are also being challenged, making this one more serious than usual.”

We defer to their well laid-out plan for supporting your these agencies, and hope you’ll raise your artistic voices in a loud and resounding “no way”.

Click here to read, and hopefully follow, CMA’s call to action

Charge!


In the news — read more about the current situation

Washington Post:  “Trump wants to cut the NEA and NEH.  This is the worst-case scenario for arts groups.

LA Times:  “The NEA works.  Why does Trump want to destroy it?

The Atlantic:  “The real cost of Abolishing the National Endowment for the Arts

New York Times:  “Trump Proposes Eliminating Arts and Humanities Endowments

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