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Trump plan to defund the arts could hit video game educational programs

Trump plan to defund the arts could hit video game educational programs

Three major Hollywood guilds - the DGA, WGA, and SAG-AFTRA - released a joint statement Thursday in response to the release of President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which calls for the defunding of the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

We got the actor at LAX Thursday, where he broke his usual silence by telling our photog funding the arts is vital and doesn't really have an impact on the national budget.

If President Donald Trump's budget plan were to pass, art in Waco funded by the NEA could be affected.

President Trump's proposed budget calls for big cuts in a wide array of domestic programs - among them, agencies that fund the arts, humanities and public media. These grants help the Art Center fund children's program and various exhibits.

President Lyndon Johnson signed the NEA and NEH into law in 1965.

"What we have here is an attack upon global citizenship and national civic culture", Jim Grossman, the executive director of the American Historical Association, told TPM of the potential elimination of the NEH. "There's just nothing. The only way we can really raise money for some of these visionary projects is with the help of the NEA".

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Mass Humanities receives around $800,000 in operating support from the federal government each year, and also receives around $500,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state wing of the National Endowment for the Arts, according to Tebaldi.

"Ninety percent of our funding comes from the NEH".

Marquis Victor, executive director of the Elevated Thought Foundation, a Lawrence-based nonprofit that works to empower youth through art and social justice, said the proposed cuts show a "complete and utter disregard to the power of youth". With arts agencies in 56 states and jurisdictions, the assembly has found that collectively 25 percent of the state grant allocations go to rural communities, where private funding is not as prevalent, she says. We have always had support from both parties in Congress, and will again make clear what the public receives in return for federal funding for public broadcasting. Quality of life. Helping kids in schools.

"If we didn't have that, that program wouldn't exist", he said. "They are the earliest dollars, but sometimes the earliest dollars are the 'confidence dollars, ' and have given us success in philanthropy otherwise", said Tom Loughman, CEO of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. "There's not much of a replacement for that spark to additional contribution if the NEA grant is taken away". "For us to have that kind of stamp of approval has been unbelievable in the growth of this company".

"Typically if we get a state budget cut there is an immediate, but temporary, uptick in giving", Brett said. More than $900,000 of that went directly to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, through a partnership grant, according to Greg Liakos, communications director for the council.

Congress has considered proposals to kill federal arts and culture funding before, and rejected them.


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