New NEA Study Links Arts Ed to Lifelong Benefits for At-Risk Youth
The National Endowment for the Arts recently released a study describing the impact of arts education on at-risk students. According to the report, arts involvement contributes to an overall improvement life circumstances for at-risk youth, encouraging them to achieve academically, remain engaged in their community and pursue professional careers after college.
NEA Director Speaks at LACMA
National Endowment for the Arts Director Rocco Landesman spoke with Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Michael Govan on Thursday, February 23rd as a part of LACMA's Director's Series. Landesman and Govan covered topics from arts educati
2013 Presidential Budget Includes Increase for NEA
Americans for the Arts has reported that the FY 2013 budget released by the Obama Administration includes several increases in funding for federal arts and cultural agencies, including $8 million increases for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. This would bring their total annual budgets to $154 million each.
Congress Finalizes NEA Budget
From national partner Americans for the Arts: Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final budget agreement for FY 2012, which includes $146.255 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Ben Donenberg, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, attended an informal event with Congressman Xavier Becerra, who sits on the influential "Super Committee," the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction. Donenberg took the opportunity to ask about Becerra's commitment to arts and culture.
Proposed NEA Cut Voted Down by House
Americans for the Arts reports that the U.S. House has voted down an amendment containing a $10.6 million cut to the National Endowment for the Arts. Please take a moment to thank your Southern California representatives for voting against the amendment by clicking here.
Action Alert: House Subcommittee Proposes $20 NEA Cut
NEA Releases Statement for Pending Applicants
The National Endowment for the Arts has released the following statement to organizations with pending funding applications:
House Appropriations Committee Recommends $154 Million for NEA
Americans for the Arts reported that the House Appropriations Committee has released their Continuing Resolution (CR) for the remainder of this fiscal year. The CR includes $154.7 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, a cut of $13 million from the previ