Urgent: #RightToBearArts at a Critical Juncture

The Backstory:

Earlier this year, The Creative Coalition met with key legislators from both the House and the Senate. We passionately endorsed federal arts funding, urging Members of Congress to support a robust $211 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Current Situation:

Prepare for the worst. The U.S. House of Representatives is proposing drastic cuts to the NEA. They want to slash funding by over $20 million from current levels, leaving artists and arts organizations struggling to survive.

The U.S. Senate, however, has approved legislation to fund the NEA at $211 million, aligning with our efforts during the April #RightToBearArts Day on Capitol Hill.


We will not back down! The Creative Coalition has unleashed a fierce response to the House’s proposal. We issued a statement, denouncing these cuts and asking that the House follow the Senate’s lead by supporting the $211 million funding level.

But we can’t do this alone. We need your voice, your passion, and your determination to defend our #RightToBearArts.

Join our social media Call to Action and let Congress know that we will not tolerate any attempts to undermine the arts. We must protect the NEA and secure the funding it deserves.


The Creative Coalition team is on the front lines, engaging with policymakers. We are relentless in our pursuit of justice!

We are directly reaching out to every Member of the House and Senate, calling for opposition to these devastating cuts to arts funding. We are calling on each and every one of them to stand up for the arts and support the proposed $211 million for the NEA.

Negotiations between the House and Senate are ongoing, and we will not rest until we secure a victory for the arts. We will not allow the arts to be silenced or marginalized.

Your Role:

This is a battle we cannot afford to lose. Your participation is absolutely crucial. And, time is of the essence!

Raise your voice! 

Suggested social media:

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