Cutting federal support of these programs will not only hurt artists and those who benefit from their work, it will also send a damaging message to future generations about the power of art and its place in our culture.” “The elimination of NEA seed money for theatre is a job killer.
Not just for the actors and musicians onstage, or the writers and creative teams who create the material.
“The CPB receives approximately 0 million annually from the federal government, then distributes grants to local TV and radio stations and producers.
Killing the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities has been a treasured goal of Congressional Republicans since the Reagan era “culture wars” of the 1980s.
NEA funds provide the leverage that attracts other grants and investments.
NEA money boosts economic growth across the country.
Update with guilds, Actors’ Equity statements The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA West and East and IATSE and Actors’ Equity are urging the nation’s leaders to preserve funding for the NEA and the CPB. Previous Officials of the Public Broadcasting Service are reminding Congress of PBS’ historically “strong support” among both Republican and Democratic voters – support the organization will need to fend off massive budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump that would eliminater the Corporation for Public broadcasting – the major funder of PBS programming – as well as the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.
But thank 'em quick cuz misguided congress and commander in tweet about to axe them.
In the PBS Hart Research-American Viewpoint poll, 83% of voters – including 70% of those who voted for President Trump – say they want Congress to find savings elsewhere.
The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA West and East, and IATSE—as the Guilds representing creators, performers, technicians and artists in American film, television, radio, sound recordings and digital media—urge our nation’s leaders to preserve funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
As a source of inspiration, action and economic growth, our country’s creative arts are integral to our culture, our American identity and our democracy.
Access to the arts has fueled generations of great Americans, uplifted communities and helped heal our nation’s greatest divides.