This morning, it was announced that the President hopes to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

This is unacceptable. By eliminating this funding, the administration is waging an assault on free expression, on the impact the arts have on the economy, and the role arts play in education, healing, and innovation.

Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts have afforded LGBTQ writers the time and freedom to take risks and small presses the opportunity to publish work that otherwise may have never found an audience.

The $147.9 million budget of the National Endowment for the Arts makes up merely .004 percent of the federal budget. This is just 46 cents for every American, less than a cost of a pack of gum. Last year, the NEA made more than 2,400 grants in almost 16,000 communities in every Congressional District across the country. We must all join together in working to save the NEA and save the Arts.

Please make your voice heard:

  • Call your representatives.
  • Call the members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees. Use our guide to identify these members.
  • Write them letters.
  • Schedule an appointment to visit their offices.
  • Do you have friends that live in other parts of the country? Enlist their support to call their representatives.

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2 Responses to “Save the National Endowments for the Arts”

  1. Acuda Godella 17 March 2017 at 8:55 AM #

    Save the art!

  2. […] Save the National Endowments for the Arts […]

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