Guest Blog: "Super Committee" Member Congressman Becerra and the Arts

Ben Donenberg

 

 

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. 

Event with Congressman Becerra: Speak in Favor of Arts

Event with Congressman Becerra: Speak in Favor of Arts

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Fri, 08/26/2011 (All day)

Xavier BecerraThis Tuesday, August 30th, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31; Hollywood, Eagle Rock), will be holding a "Coffee with Your Congressman" event in Mid-Wilshire. Congressman Becerra sits on the Joint Selection Committee on Deficit Reduction, which is charged with reducing the federal budget deficit.

Proposed NEA Cut Voted Down by House

Proposed NEA Cut Voted Down by House

Fri, 07/29/2011 (All day)

Americans for the Arts logoAmericans 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

Action Alert: House Subcommittee Proposes $20 NEA Cut

Thu, 07/07/2011 (All day)

Americans for the ArtsAmericans for the Arts encourages advocates to visit their Action Center to urge members of congress to oppose a $20 million reduction proposed by a House appropriations subcommittee.  This

I Have a Problem... a Civic Engagement Problem.

Danielle Brazell, Executive Director of Arts for LA

 

 

Executive Director Danielle Brazell blogged for ARTSblog on her takeaways from the 2011 Americans for the Arts National Convention, and she wants your advice.

 

 

HR 1891 Would Eliminate Federal Arts in Education Program

HR 1891 Would Eliminate Federal Arts in Education Program

Tue, 06/14/2011 (All day)

Americans for the Arts Action FundThe "Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act" would end 43 federal education programs, including Arts in Education.  The House of Representatives may vote on this legislation before the August Congressional Recess.  Click here to tell

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Rebecca Nath, Emerging Arts Leader

 

 

 

Rebecca Nath, Programming Chair for the Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, blogs on her trip to Washington, DC for Arts Advocacy Day 2011.

 

 

 

 

NEA Releases Statement for Pending Applicants

NEA Releases Statement for Pending Applicants

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Fri, 04/15/2011 (All day)

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

House Appropriations Committee Recommends $154 Million for NEA

Tue, 04/12/2011 (All day)

House of Representatives 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

Arts Advocacy Day: April 4-5

Arts Advocacy Day: April 4-5

Tue, 04/05/2011 (All day)

IAmericans for the Arts Arts Advocacy Day 2011 Logot's Arts Advocacy Day!  Americans for the Arts has released the following statement about how advocates nationwide can send a letter and participate in other ways: