TCC calls on Congress to increase funding for NEA, support #RightToBearArts

March 9, 2020 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)– On Thursday, March 5, 2020, The Creative Coalition offered testimony to the United States House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee calling on Congress to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Members of The Creative Coalition will also be focusing national leaders on the efficacy of the arts and voicing opposition to the White House’s recent call to eliminate funding for the NEA when the #RightToBearArts delegation meets with policymakers in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 24th. 

Said The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk and President Tim Daly during Thursday’s testimony:

“The United States was born from the idea of freedom – freedom which has been expressed through the arts throughout our nation’s history. George Washington said, ‘To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.’ It is the duty of Congress to defend the Right to Bear Arts, and one of the most effective ways to fulfill this duty is to provide additional federal funding for the arts, especially through the National Endowment for the Arts.”

CLICK HERE to view and download the full testimony transcript.

As previously announced, The Creative Coalition’s #RightToBearArts delegation is led by Creative Coalition President, actor Tim Daly (Madam Secretary), and also includes Britt Baron (“GLOW”), Asante Blackk (“When They See Us”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Carly Chaikin (“Mr. Robot”), Peter Facinelli (“Supergirl”), Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Katherine McNamara (“Shadowhunters”), Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”),  Niecy Nash (“Claws”), Emily Osment (“Almost Family”), Haley Joel Osment (“Future Man”), Sarah Rafferty (“Suits”), The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, and more to be announced.

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About The Creative Coalition

The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) 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. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. The Creative Coalition harnesses the unique platforms of the arts community and entertainment industry to make positive impacts on social welfare issues.

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