Act Now to Support NEA Funding!
July 19, 2013
Washington, D.C. - The House Interior subcommittee, will meet on Tuesday, July 23 to set the FY14 funding level for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). We’re asking orchestras in the districts of all full Appropriations committee members to contact their elected official in support of NEA funding. The budget climate is particularly intense this year, as the Interior committee has 18% fewer funds to distribute to programs than in the last fiscal year.
Please call, fax, or use our e-advocacy tool to reach your member of Congress and convey how critical NEA support is in your community. NEA direct grants to arts organizations and NEA support to state arts agencies increase the capacity of orchestras to provide public access to performances, preserve great classical works, support arts education for children and adults, and nurture the creative endeavors of contemporary classical musicians, composers, and conductors.
Please keep the League informed of any responses you might hear, and thank you for your ongoing advocacy!