National arts issues 2017

Connecting people and cultures, growing the economy, educating our kids…that’s what the arts are all about. That’s why the arts are a good investment for our communities and our country.

Here’s the latest news about federal investment in the arts, humanities and community (updated 3-17-17):
The Trump administration has announced its draft FY2018 budget, which includes plans to eliminate a number of federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  This page will provide up to date information and action steps, as we have them.  Please get in touch with us at with questions, comments, and ideas.  Thanks for your advocacy-it’s more important than ever.

Arts Wisconsin Action Alerts:

Stay up to date with these resources, and get involved:

  • From Arts Wisconsin:
  • Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has established an Arts Mobilization Center for up to the minute info on the arts at the federal level.  Send a message to your U.S. Representative and to both U.S. Senators from Wisconsin asking for their support. Americans for the Arts has made it easy for you to send a personalized email message directly to your rep.  Start here to send your message, then ask your colleagues, coworkers, friends and family to do the same.


Timeline:  What You Need to Know About the Federal Budget Process