2017 Fed Budget

Today, President Trump released the full version of his FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness.

As you may recall, the FY 2018 “skinny budget” was released in March and called for a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other cultural grant-making agencies. Today’s full budget proposal was no different.

We saw nearly a $2 million increase to the NEA’s budget for FY 2017 in the recent omnibus but, as you can see below, those increases could be zeroed out if the President’s budget is accepted by Congress. (The minimal funds provided to the NEA, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are to bring about full closure of the agencies.).

 For recent decision by the US government could cut funding going towards supporting the arts in America and to raise awareness for this issue and to help support the arts worldwide, Patreon is launching the People for the Arts campaign. Details:http://bitly.com/2nHGNYh