August 1, 2019
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
This afternoon, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Mary Anne Carter as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Carter had been serving as acting chairman since the resignation of Jane Chu last year. NASAA has thoroughly enjoyed working with Carter since her appointment to the arts endowment at the beginning of the Trump administration, and is looking forward to continuing to do so as she begins this new role.
“NASAA is delighted to hear of Mary Anne Carter’s confirmation as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts,” says NASAA President and CEO Pam Breaux. “Her deep engagement with state arts agencies demonstrates her dedication to the federal-state partnership that allocates 40% of the arts endowment’s program funds to states and regions. It is clear to NASAA and to our members that Mary Anne understands the economic, educational, civic and cultural value that the arts bring to communities throughout the nation. We enthusiastically look forward to continuing this meaningful work with her and her team.”