The new President has said that he might eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Endowment for Humanities and funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Various estimates indicate that the National Endowment for the Arts is .0004 percent of the federal budget. That is approximately 148 million dollars. The cost of one bomber is estimated to be 564 million dollars.
Founded by Co ngress in 1965, the NEA funds projects in all of the arts, including theatre, dance, music, literature, the visual arts, and film. They support educational programs in the arts and museum programs. Forty percent of all NEA funding goes to the state arts agencies and regional arts organizations.
To gain some perspective on the work of the National Endowment for the Arts, we spoke with Eric Peterson, Artistic Producing Director of Oldcastle Theatre and a past president of Vermont’s Council of the Arts.
Click below to hear the discussion.
Click below for the National Endowment of the Arts web site.
The National Endowment for the Arts