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U.S. Students Are Struggling In The Arts. Donald Trump's Budget Would Make The Problem Worse.

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 04.30.2017 | Politics

American teenagers are not excelling in the arts, and President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts will likely make matters worse, experts say. The...

The Costs Of War -- At Home

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.18.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Now, we know. According to Todd Harrison, an expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the re...

11 Republican Lawmakers Sign Letter In Support Of Arts Funding

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.07.2017 | Arts

In a move demonstrating the uphill battle President Donald Trump will face attempting to achieve his budgetary goals, 11 House Republicans have signed...

Kansas Poets Laureate Call For Saving the Humanities

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 04.07.2017 | Arts
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

What does it mean to be fully human, and what is it worth? It is difficult to quantify the value of the humanities, but we know that investment there ...

Creative People Are Saints In Artist's Beautiful Homage To Culture

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.15.2017 | Arts

On March 16, President Donald Trump released his budget proposal for the fiscal year of 2018, which included plans to eliminate all funding for the Na...

The Profound Impact Of The NEA And NEH, In One Simple Graphic

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.23.2017 | Arts

Have you been wondering how, exactly, institutions like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities affect towns...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Crunches The Numbers On Trump's Plan To Defund The Arts

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Neil deGrasse Tyson is a numbers and data kind of guy. And the data he presented Wednesday speaks to the absurdity of the Trump adminis...

Arts Advocates Denounce Proposed Elimination Of The NEA And NEH

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.18.2017 | Arts

Since late January, arts organizations have been bracing for President Donald Trump’s administration to target cultural agencies, including the Nati...

Trump's Budget Proposes To Eliminate Arts Agencies, As Many Feared

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 arrived in the night, and it’s a doozy. Arts advocates have particular reason to be ...

White House Budget Director Says Single Moms Shouldn't Have To Pay For PBS

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics

The White House’s budget director justified proposed cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by saying that it’s not fair to ask a “sing...

Cutting The National Endowment For The Arts Would Be A Cultural And Spiritual Disaster For Our Nation

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

The issue of withdrawing both government financing and support for the National Endowment for the Arts provided the nation with headlines some years a...

Here's What You Can Do To Protect National Arts Funding

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.26.2017 | Arts

Champions of the arts bristled last week at a report from The Hill that President Donald Trump’s agenda might include axing the National Endowment f...

Think NEH & NEA funding is only federal issue? Think again.

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.24.2017 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

News reports last week that President Trump's first budget may eliminate support for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has alarmed many ...

Trump Reportedly Plans To End National Arts Funding

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts

Well, having art and culture sure was cool while it lasted! President-elect Donald Trump plans to dramatically slash funding for the humanities when h...

Anna Deavere Smith on the 44th Jefferson Lecture and the Search for American Character

Greg Archer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Greg Archer

Humanities, the arts, words, culture, character, the language that people really speak when they speak to each other -- oh, these are creatively deep waters for somebody like Anna Deavere Smith to swim through.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Five Suggestions to Improve Arts Policy in DC's FY15

Robert Bettmann | Posted 06.08.2014 | DC
Robert Bettmann

With the democratic primary completed, it's time to assess mayor Gray on the arts.

The Arts Aren't Red or Blue

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Every four years America gets another chance to make its voice heard. And every four years the American arts community, in a way, gets a bit of a fiscal makeover.

Ready To Jump, Art World?

David R. White | Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts
David R. White

Enough of the cultural silent majority. What's real is that the arts and their peers are well on their way to Armageddon no matter what may take place by a government near you in early 2013.

NEA Budget Gets Hit While Smithsonian Budget Sees An Increase

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

As a result of the spending bill that passed Friday, allegedly to avoid a government shutdown, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National En...

Bullseye! The Arts Are In Romney's Crosshairs

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come out against government-sponsored arts and cultural programs. In an op-ed piece that appeared in USA To...

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the N...

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Saving Endangered Languages

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

Conducting field research in southern Bolivia, linguist Susan Kalt hikes roughly two hours to reach the communities where she studies Quechua. The ...

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?