National Petition Circulates to President-Elect Trump to Support the Arts in America

Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.  Abraham Lincoln, by Daniel Chester French
Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln, by Daniel Chester French
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With legislative changes ahead under a new US Presidential administration, American for the Arts Action Fund developed a pro-arts action list in a national petition.

While pointing out the important economic impact of the arts and culture sector in the US, the petition also includes the suggestion of a significant and needed increase to funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to $1.00 per capita. Currently, it is 46 cents per capita.

The NEA spent $147.9 million in 2016.

Among the many nations with much greater arts funding than the U.S., France upped cultural funding by 6.6% to a total of $3.2 billion for next year.

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