FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM THE CREATIVE COALITION
Investment in the National Endowment for the Arts = Success for American Economy
President Obama Requests $154.466 Million for the National Endowment for the Arts in FY 2014
April 10, 2013 — The Creative Coalition calls upon community and business leaders to support President Obama’s call for an increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The President’s proposed budget, released earlier today, would provide the NEA with $154.466 million in fiscal year 2014, which is $8.5 million more than the current funding level.
“$135 billion in economic activity annually; 4 million full-time jobs; $22 billion in revenue generated to local, state and the federal government – investing in the arts is one of the soundest and most profitable investments that this nation can make,“ said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “We’re gratified that the President has called for an increase in vital arts funding, America’s modest investment in the arts pays our nation back many times over. It’s time for Congress to recognize the investment value of the nation’s arts programs and support the President’s call for a modest increase in funding the NEA.”
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About The Creative Coalition:
The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premier, national, nonprofit 501(c)(3), 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, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.