Last month, the President released his budget calling for the elimination of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
The President’s proposed budget will strip NEA funding for approximately 30,000 concerts, reading and performances, and more than 3,000 exhibitions of visual and media arts that were attended by more than 20 million individuals last year. A significant percentage of these NEA grants went to those in high-poverty neighborhoods and underserved populations such as people with disabilities and veterans. Without the NEA, millions of Americans will lose their access to the arts.
Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, including actors Alec Baldwin, Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon and Blair Brown, The Creative Coalition educates and mobilizes national leaders from the arts community and entertainment industry on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas arts advocacy, the First Amendment and public education.
Contact your Senators and Representatives TODAY and tell them to reject funding cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts and support federal arts funding.
The process will take you just two minutes, but it will go a long way in helping to protect the NEA budget.
As the budget process continues, please keep an eye out for more information on how you can further help and share your unique story with legislators.
Join The Creative Coalition today and tell Congress that the National Endowment for the Arts is not just a basic resource, it is an engine for millions of people and powers a $730 billion industry that employs 4.1 million people.
Your voice matters. Act now to protect the NEA!
Tim Daly Robin Bronk
President, The Creative Coalition CEO, The Creative Coalition