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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...

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. ...

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?

Governor Palin Viewing the Abyss and the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

To question whether the government should fund these institutions is a legitimate issue. But to refer to the NEA and NEH as 'frivolous' institutions becomes a reflection on her wisdom and character.

Sarah Palin Slams National Endowment For The Arts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Television commentator and half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin trashed the National Endowment for the Arts recently, describing the agency as "frivo...

The Separation Of Art And State: Why Obama's National Endowment Cuts Are Healthy

Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

"The ants on the crucifix" should be a synonym for "the writing on the wall". This winter, the Smithsonian Institute removed an artwork that had anger...

Budget Fight: Believers, True and Otherwise

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Railing about deficits gives the GOP a convenient excuse to hack away at the sorts of bogeymen they've been wanting to kill off for years. Public-employee salaries. And benefits. And bargaining rights.

What the Heck Is a "Humanity"?

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Noles

It was engineers and scientists that, for example, raced death to find a vaccine for polio. But where, one wonders, did men like Goethals and Salk find their moments of inspiration for their scientific goals?

Conservative Republicans Propose Eliminating Arts And Culture Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It happened first in schools and is now proposed on a national scale - the continued cutting down of arts and culture funding. A group of conservat...

Jim Leach: Obama Picks Republican To Head Humanities Endowment

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has nominated former Republican Rep. Jim Leach as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In...

Arts Community to Obama: Here's What We're Fighting For

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Bourscheidt

We are fighting now to recover our prosperity but also our sense of purpose and pride as a nation. Like all other nations in history, our culture stands at the center of our identity.