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President Biden Proposes Significant Funding Increase for Arts Endowment

President Biden Proposes Significant Funding Increase for Arts Endowment

May 28, 2021 Today, the Biden administration released its first budget request to Congress. Within the nearly $6 trillion proposal is a funding request for the National Endowment for the Arts of $201 million, an increase of almost $35 million over the agency’s current level. This welcome news is an important first step in the…

The Creative Economy at the Vanguard of Economic Recovery

The Creative Economy at the Vanguard of Economic Recovery

Updated Creative Economy State Profiles are now available, describing the value of arts and cultural production in every state prior to the global coronavirus pandemic. These data, published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment), are an authoritative source for the value of…

Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill, with Provisions for the Arts

Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill, with Provisions for the Arts

March 10, 2021 Today, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion relief package, providing another round of emergency aid for communities and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A signature component of the President’s agenda during his first 100 days, the bill provides important provisions for the arts. These include $135 million for the…

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