Federal Budget Proposals and Arts & Humanities in the Northwest: A Regional Discussion

When: 
Wed, April 12, 2017,
12:30pm to 2:00pm PDT
Where: 
Audio Call Only
Free

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are two of the country’s largest, most geographically comprehensive funders of cultural programs, with combined annual budgets of almost $300 million. Yet President Donald Trump has proposed complete elimination of the Cultural Endowments in his FY18 budget, the first president to do so since the Endowments were founded in 1965. Should all or a portion of these cuts be enacted, the effect would be chilling, particularly on rural and  marginalized communities. 

Join us for perspectives and Q&A from state Humanities and Arts organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming led by Julie Ziegler, Executive Director of Humanities Washington, and Karen Hanan, Director of the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA.

Learn how and where federal dollars flow to states, the impact on local communities if this funding source is eliminated and advocacy efforts to date.

Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm PT
Location: Audio-only conference call
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