National Issues

On the national level, RACC partners with Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts to fight for federal arts funding and other legislative issues of importance to artists and arts organizations.

Below is a listing of current National Issues:

Federal Grants Workshop with NEA Chairman Jane Chu and U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici on Jan 20

1/8/16
1/8/16

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, invites you to join NEA Chairman Jane Chu for a federal grants workshop with Oregon arts leaders and NEA grant recipients. NEA Chairman Jane Chu...

More Victories for the Arts in Congress

12/16/15
12/16/15

Issued by Americans for the Arts on December 16, 2015

There’s more GREAT news coming out of Capitol Hill today. In a much needed burst of legislative activity before the New Year, Congress unveiled a...

The "Every Student Succeeds Act" becomes law

12/10/15
1/12/16

Issued December 10, 2015 by Robert L. Lynch, President & CEO of Americans for the Arts

Today, at the White House, I had the privilege of attending the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act by President...

Rep. Bonamici’s amendment to integrate the arts into STEM passes

11/19/15
11/19/15

Issued by Americans for the Arts on November 19, 2015

As you may know, congressional education leaders began a series of face-to-face meetings this week to hammer out remaining...

Who will be an arts President? Find out with Artsvote2016

10/23/15
10/23/15

Where do the 2016 presidential candidates stand on the arts? With a whopping 20 candidates in the race, it can be hard to keep track of who has done what and when.

Fortunately, the Arts Action Fund has launched a comprehensive advocacy...

Senate Vote is big win for arts education

7/24/15
7/24/15

Issued by Americans for the Arts on 7/24/15

On July 16, the Senate approved its bipartisan bill, Every Child Achieves Act, by a vote of 81-17, thus bringing Congress one step closer to re-authorizing the Elementary and Secondary...

Congressional funding for the arts

6/10/15
6/10/15

Issued by Americans for the Arts

On June 10th, the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved legislation on a voice-vote to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at level funding...

Senate Confirms NEA Chairman Today - June 12, 2014

6/12/14
6/12/14

Issued by Americans for the Arts on June 12, 2014

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved by voice vote the nomination of...

The pARTnership Movement

1/12/12
1/12/12

On January 10, 2012, Americans for the Arts launched the pARTnership Movement, a new campaign designed to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts will advance their bottom-line goals and build their competitive...