Last week, a Congressional Subcommittee (U.S. House Interior Appropriations) cut 2024 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by 10% in the Appropriations bill, with the Subcommittee Chairman characterizing it as an “ugly bill.”
Quite simply, funding for the NEA is distributed to every Congressional District in the nation to support local arts programs in communities across the country.
The Creative Coalition urges our members to oppose these cuts. Let your voice be heard! Below are some suggested posts; these are great for Twitter or Threads, but if possible, please lend your voice – literally – on Instagram stories, Reels, TikTok, etc.
Stand up for the arts! 🎨🚫 Proposed funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts threaten to stifle creativity, limit access to cultural experiences, & hinder economic growth. Let’s unite to demand that our elected officials #SaveTheNEA! #NoFundingCuts #RightToBearArts
The National Endowment for the Arts fuels artistic expression, celebrates diversity, & generates economic opportunities.🗽🎭 Cutting its funding undermines the fabric of our creative nation. Defend the #RightToBearArts by urging Congress to say #NoFundingCuts & #SaveTheNEA!
It’s time to take a stand! 🚨 Funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts silence voices, limit innovation, & diminish the arts’ transformative power. Send a clear message to Congress: we thrive when the arts thrive. Say #NoFundingCuts! #SaveTheNEA #RightToBearArts
Don’t let creativity be silenced!🖌️🚫 The NEA is a lifeline for artists, arts orgs, & cultural programs across the nation. We must oppose any funding cuts that would undermine the arts’ impact on our communities & collective well-being. #SaveTheNEA #NoFundingCuts #RightToBearArts