Action Alert – Proposed Cuts to NEA 2017 Budget

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ACTION ALERT Earlier in March, the White House proposed to eliminate all funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Humanities (NEH) from the 2018 budget. Just a few days ago, the White House submitted a new proposal to cut funding from the NEA, NEH, and other programs immediately from the current 2017… Read more »

Action Alert – Save the National Endowment for the Arts

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ACTION ALERT Today’s news confirmed that President Trump’s budget proposal calls for the elimination of The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), among other programs, in the fiscal year 2018. For a synopsis of what’s at stake, please see The National Assembly of State Arts Agency’s Statement on Proposed Elimination of the NEA. Click here… Read more »

Denise Montgomery Resigns 7/26/13

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Dear Colleagues in the Arts and Culture Community, It is with sadness that I share with you my decision to resign my position with the Filner administration. I wrestled with this decision out of commitment to the arts and culture community, however, I cannot in good conscience remain part of the Filner administration. I am deeply… Read more »

Save the Charitable Deduction! 7/23/13

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The nonprofit arts community, like other charitable sectors, relies on the generosity of individual donations from people of every income level who believe the public good is served by supporting charitable organizations. For nearly 100 years, the Charitable Deduction has been one of the primary sources of revenue for arts and culture by incentivizing giving… Read more »


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Please take just a few moments out of your day to send a letter in support of Bill AB 580.  It’s a simple, yet tangible way that you can impact future arts funding for the entire State of California! Want to see which of your fellow arts and culture organizations have already supported the bill? … Read more »


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Cynthia Alvarez, Assemblymember Nazarian’s staffer who is assigned to AB 580, confirmed that the bill will have its first committee hearing next Tuesday, April 9 (which also happens to be Americans for the Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC). Now it is imperative that we get as many letters as possible into Assemblymember Nazarian’s office,… Read more »