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Congressional Support for NEA Grows, Eleven House Republicans Now Signed on for IncreaseCongressional Support for NEA Grows, Eleven House Republicans Now Signed on for Increase
by BWW News Desk - April 9, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts has been in trouble since day one of the Trump administration, and the arts community has been extremely vocal in urging its retainment. Congressional support is growing, and according to The New York Times, a letter urging an increase in NEA funding now has over 150 signatures including 11 House Republicans. (more...)
UCF Arts & Humanities Dean, Jeff Moore, Issues Statement in Defense of National Endowment for the ArtsUCF Arts & Humanities Dean, Jeff Moore, Issues Statement in Defense of National Endowment for the Arts
by Matt Tamanini - April 5, 2017

In light of the news that the current presidential administration has recommended eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, Jeff Moore, the Dean, of the College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central issued a statement on the importance of the NEA's funding just days before UCF's signature artistic event UCF Celebrates the Arts. The week of events will take place at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 7th-14th, and will include performances, displays, discussions, and more from all of the schools in the College of Arts & Humanities. (more...)
NEA Expands 'Creative Forces' Healing Arts Program for VeteransNEA Expands 'Creative Forces' Healing Arts Program for Veterans
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

The role of the arts in helping heal the signature wounds of our recent wars is significant and expanding. (more...)
Playwright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Elimination of the NEAPlaywright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Elimination of the NEA
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday morning, as many have feared, the the Trump administration's budget plans will indeed eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities- the first time this has been proposed since their creation in 1965. (more...)
Equity President Kate Shindle Raises Her Voice in Support of NEA- 'It's a Part of Who We Are'Equity President Kate Shindle Raises Her Voice in Support of NEA- 'It's a Part of Who We Are'
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Following news this morning from Washington, Kate Shindle, President of the Actors' Equity Association representing 50,000 stage actors and stage managers across the nation, raised her voice against cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts at a National Press Club Newsmaker.  (more...)
Official: Trump Administration Budget Plan Calls to Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts and HumanitiesOfficial: Trump Administration Budget Plan Calls to Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported in January, as a part of the Trump Administration's plans to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years, it was revealed that the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities would be eliminated entirely. (more...)
Stars of GREAT COMET, SPAMILTON and More to Join Betty Who for NEA BenefitStars of GREAT COMET, SPAMILTON and More to Join Betty Who for NEA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Performers from The Great Comet, A Bronx Tale, Spamilton, and recording artist Betty Who lend voices for Don't Funk With My Art(s Education) Vol. 1 benefit at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, March 20th, at 7:30PM. (more...)
Lincoln Center Releases Statement in Support of the NEA: 'Art Anchors Communities'Lincoln Center Releases Statement in Support of the NEA: 'Art Anchors Communities'
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2017

With the nation's budget deadline looming, the National Endowment for the Arts is still at risk. Lincoln Center has just released the following statement in support of the NEA. (more...)
In Their Own Words: Arts Organizations on the Importance of the National Endowment for the ArtsIn Their Own Words: Arts Organizations on the Importance of the National Endowment for the Arts
by Alexa Criscitiello - February 18, 2017

The overall assumption regarding an interest in the arts seems to be one of partisan politics. Its value is an often debated topic in a divided nation whose idealistic chasm grows wider by the day. For many, the fate of the arts remains a concern of those confined to what conservatives label a 'coastal bubble.' A fringe frivolity to be cast aside in favor of funding more 'practical' ventures. (more...)
NEA Still At Risk as Trump Budget Deadline Grows CloserNEA Still At Risk as Trump Budget Deadline Grows Closer
by Julie Musbach - February 18, 2017

The New York Times reports that Trump has not backed down on intentions to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts as a way to curb government spending and balance the budget. Budget planning was already delayed as the budget office waited for the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as budget director, and the administration now hopes to have a plan finalized by March 13. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American TheatreBWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American Theatre
by Daniella Parcell - February 9, 2017

As reported by BWW last month, President Donald Trump's initiative to shrink government spending involves the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization which provides funding and support to artistic projects throughout the nation. (more...)
Petitions to Save NEA Still Broken, White House Says 'Signatures Are Being Captured'Petitions to Save NEA Still Broken, White House Says 'Signatures Are Being Captured'
by BWW News Desk - February 3, 2017

A petition was created on January 21st seeking to preserve the National Endowment for the Arts, but since then, here have been many reports from signees that the petition is not counting signatures. The count currently reads '46 signed' despite hundreds of tweets from signees saying they've added their names. The 'share with others' link is also taking many users to an error page. So where can you sign? (more...)
Original WhiteHouse.gov Petition to Save NEA Not Counting Signatures - Here's Where to SignOriginal WhiteHouse.gov Petition to Save NEA Not Counting Signatures - Here's Where to Sign
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2017

A petition was created on January 21st seeking to preserve the National Endowment for the Arts, but since then, here have been many reports from signees that the petition is not counting signatures. The count currently reads '46 signed' despite hundreds of tweets from signees saying they've added their names. The 'share with others' link is also taking many users to an error page. So where can you sign? (more...)
Brian Stokes Mitchell Responds to Talk of Elimination of National Endowment for the ArtsBrian Stokes Mitchell Responds to Talk of Elimination of National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2017

In a recent Facebook post, well-known Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell made a statement about news surrounding the National Endowment of the Arts. Discussion has circulated suggesting the incoming administration intends to eliminate the NEA entirely. Stokes, who is on the board of Americans for the Arts, responded to this possibility in defense of the arts, and issues a call to action for arts advocates to recognize how important artistic funding is for the country. (more...)
Dramatists Guild Pledges 'Forceful Response' to Defend NEADramatists Guild Pledges 'Forceful Response' to Defend NEA
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2017

BWW reported this week via The Hill that the Trump Administration plans to reduce federal spending including possibly eliminating the NEA. The Dramatists Guild of America has issued a response. (more...)
Threatened by Trump: BWW Looks at the Many Ways The National Endowment for the Arts Benefits TheaterThreatened by Trump: BWW Looks at the Many Ways The National Endowment for the Arts Benefits Theater
by Caryn Robbins - January 20, 2017

While the agency obviously plays a significant role in the arts, BWW took a closer look at its extensive function in promoting theater in America. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Take A Look at the Impact of the National Endowment for the Arts on American CultureSTAGE TUBE: Take A Look at the Impact of the National Endowment for the Arts on American Culture
by Stage Tube - January 19, 2017

According to The Hill, members of Donald Trump's transition team have been meeting ahead of tomorrow's inauguration to outline plans for the 'Heritage blueprint' to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. (more...)
Arts Leaders Speak Out About Trump's Plans to Eliminate National Endowment For The ArtsArts Leaders Speak Out About Trump's Plans to Eliminate National Endowment For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, according to The Hill, members of Donald Trump's transition team have been meeting ahead of tomorrow's inauguration to outline plans for the 'Heritage blueprint' to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. (more...)
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate National Endowment For The ArtsTrump Administration Plans to Eliminate National Endowment For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2017

Members of Donald Trump's transition team have been meeting ahead of tomorrow's inauguration to outline plans for the 'Heritage blueprint' to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. (more...)