STAND FOR THE ARTS

A national initiative by Ovation to raise awareness, protect access and encourage action on behalf of the arts and culture.

The challenges facing arts and culture in our society are very real. That’s why:

We believe in the arts

We champion public support for the arts

We value arts education

We envision artistic opportunity for all

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AMERICA NEEDS THE ARTS

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) together account for a paltry .006% of the $3.9 trillion federal budget, yet they are under a very serious threat! The Washington Post put this in stunning perspective in this graph.

Discussions regarding the defunding or complete elimination of these sister agencies are extremely alarming. Both agencies provide vital funding for arts and cultural institutions in all 50 states. There are hundreds of reasons why we should fight for these agencies – from veteran art therapy programs to local art programs for at-risk youth, and more.

If there was ever a time that the arts needed your help it is NOW. Join us, take action today, and Stand For The Arts!

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STAND FOR THE ARTS COALITION

We are proud to have the support of our growing coalition members, who like us, believe arts and culture are vital to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities and deserve to be protected.

We’re proud to count on the support of State Senator Ben Allen.

If your organization is interested in joining this coalition, please reach out to us by emailing community@standforthearts.com.