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  • NEA Stimulus Funds Preserve Jobs
    Federal grants to 18 Arts Presenters' members will preserve jobs in communities nationwide, thanks to stimulus grant awards totaling $825,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment funds. See complete list of grantees

  • United We Serve
    On June 11, 2009, Sandra Gibson, President & CEO of Arts Presenters led a member-only conference call to discuss how the arts community can get involved with President Obama's summer service initiative which launches on June 22, 2009. Learn More

  • The Nation's Arts Report Card Is Out
    Take a look

  • NEA Announces 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts Highlights
    Find info here

  • Testimony in Support of FY 2010 Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts Submitted to the Subcommittee Interior and Related Agencies of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations

  • Testimony in Support of FY 2010 Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts Submitted to the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

  • 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy Recording Wynton Marsalis delivered his lecture entitled "The Ballad of American Arts" at the 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy on March 30, 2009. Watch the performance

  • National Service Legislation
    Both the House and the Senate have introduced various pieces of legislation taking significant steps to reform and expand national service programs. Arts Presenters has signed on to two national letters supporting legislative efforts that includes building a nationwide community-based infrastructure fund to leverage investments in service.
    Read letters

  • Advocacy and Action Alert: Tax Asset Relief Program (TARP)
    On March 19, Arts Presenters will attend a meeting with the office of Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to discuss ways to amend S. 463, which currently hampers the worthwhile charitable and philanthropic efforts of corporations receiving TARP funds. If your organization is in danger of being affected by or has already had to cut programs due to this new legislation, we want to hear from you. Please contact Leah Frelinghuysen, Public Affairs Director at 202-212-6875.

  • Increase in National Endowment for the Arts Funding for FY2008 On March 11, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009. The new spending level at $155 million reflects a $10.3 million increase over the fiscal 2008 funding of $144.7 million and folds the Challenge America funding into the general grants program. Included in the appropriations for the Department of Education is an increase of $633,354 for the arts education competitive grants, for total funding for the grants program in 2009 of $38.66 million.

  • Response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's Remarks on Arts Funding
    By Sandra Gibson, CEO and President of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. February 24, 2009


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