Last year, nearly 50 New Jersey arts advocates gathered with hundreds of supporters around the nation to meet with members of Congress to assure that funding was restored for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as the President’s first budget proposed elimination of both agencies. The national effort was ultimately successful with budgets allocated at full funding in November 2017.
We must keep the heat on for continued support of both federal cultural agencies that bring more than $2 million each year to New Jersey through direct grants and through the partnership grant awarded to the N.J. State Council on the Arts and the N.J. Council for the Humanities.
Please join our delegation and register now! The annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy will be delivered this year by Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Founding Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman & CEO of American Express.
If you register, please inform ArtPride staff so we can keep you informed of appointments scheduled with members of Congress and invite you to an informational webinar before our trip to D.C.