The Creative Coalition congratulates all 25 of the newly named members of the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities, including two members of The Creative Coalition Board of Directors Alfre Woodard and Kerry Washington.
“The Creative Coalition is gratified that two members of our leadership have been named to the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities,” said Robin Bronk, Executive Director of The Creative Coalition. “Alfre Woodard and Kerry Washington both bring the best of their arts and advocacy experience to support the efficacy and value of the arts, the tenets of the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities. They will be instrumental in bringing attention to the need to broaden support for community arts programs, artists, museums and scholars all across the country. The Creative Coalition is gratified by the increased focus on the impact of the arts on our communities and on our economy. The appointment of such an august group to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is a further indication of the emerging consensus on the value of the arts. After many years of struggle, Congress and the President now clearly support funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The Creative Coalition is hopeful that this support for the arts will not be confined merely to the National Endowment for the Arts, however. As Congress considers reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, for example, The Creative Coalition hopes that policymakers will seek to redress some of the imbalances that have emerged under No Child Left Behind. Providing students with access to arts and music in school is essential to creating the well-educated and creative citizenry America needs.”
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501(c) (3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, and is headquartered in New York City.