Rally to Save the Arts on the steps of NYC City Hall!!
Although the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has faced threats of closure and survived major cuts to its funding in the past, this new administration’s current proposition could make its total demise a harsh reality. The proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget calls for the complete elimination of the NEA along with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Corporation for National and Community Services (Americorps) and other federal agencies. It even threatens to retroactively cut monies awarded to these agencies during this Fiscal Year!
In response to such ominous developments, the NYC arts community gathered in large numbers at City Hall on Monday, April 3 for the Rally to Save the Arts. This rally, organized by NYC City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, was the platform through which Arts Horizons and other organizers, peers, allies and arts advocates galvanized the steps of City Hall and fervently demanded the full restoration of federal funding for the arts, culture, and humanities. Our organization had to be part of this rally as we believe that the arts are integral to the life cycle of individuals, schools, communities, ideas, humanity and collective progress.
List of News Media from the April 3rd Rally to Save the Arts at NYC City Hall
- “Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne joins NYC rally to save the arts from Trump cuts”, BY ERIN DURKIN -NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:02 PM
- Hundreds protest proposed federal funding cuts for the arts, By Miriam Kreinin Souccar, Crains NY
- Pols and Creatives Rally in Manhattan to ‘Save the Arts’ from Trump’s Budget Cuts, By Madina Toure • 04/03/17 5:38pm, The Observer
- FIGHTING FOR THE ARTS! APRIL 03, 2017 AT 6:29 PM, Thirteen Metrofocus
- Queens Cultural Leaders Join Citywide Protest Against President’s Proposed Budget Cuts, By Lisa Voyticki, NY 1, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 06:00 AM CDT
- Watch as Broadway Artists and Politicians Come Together at the Rally to Save the Arts, BY RYAN MCPHEE APR 04, 2017
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