arts advocacy day
From left to right: Ovation C.E.O. Charles Segars, actor Alec Baldwin, Congressman Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio) and actor Kevin Spacey.
Emmy Award winning actor Alec Baldwin speaks at the Arts Advocacy Day Congressional Arts Kick-off
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Write to Your Legislator in Support of Arts Funding
Ovation encourages you to take two minutes to visit Americans for the Arts Action Fund website to send a customizable message to your member of Congress calling for them to support increased funding for the NEA, and thereby increasing access to the arts. The NEA funds grants to dance, design, folk & traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, multidisciplinary, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Your voice can make a difference in making the arts more accessible. Please take two minutes to visit the Americans for the Arts Action Fund website and send a customizable message to your member of Congress calling on them to reject these funding cuts.
Recently a Congressional House Committee passed a bill that would eliminate 43 longstanding federal education programs, including the model projects grant program for arts education. Under the misguided bill name of "Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act," H.R. 1891 will now move to the full House of Representatives for consideration in the coming month.
Action is needed now - this bill would eliminate the only dedicated federal source of support for arts education programs in the country.
Visit American's for the Arts' Advocacy Center and send a customizable message to oppose H.R. 1891 to your Representative:
Help build the grassroots momentum needed to stop this bill from passing the House. Two minutes of your time could save millions of dollars for arts education.
New Arts Education Study Ovation Arts Ed Advocates should check out "Reinvesting in Arts Education - Winning America's Future Through Creative Schools" - a landmark study just published by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
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Art activists and advocates from around the country including Kevin Spacy and Alec Baldwin provided testimony in Washington DC this week.