NAEA Leaders Attend National Arts Advocacy Day Events March 20-21, 2017
March 17, 2017
NAEA President Kim Defibaugh, Past-President Patricia Franklin, Executive Director Deborah B. Reeve, and Policy and Legislative Liaison Kathi R. Levin represented NAEA at National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21. NAEA is a national partner for National Arts Advocacy Day. Kathi Levin helped prepare the Issues Briefs and co-presented the arts education training session for novice advocates. View the Issues Briefs for the primary topics of interest including the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Arts Education Funding, Arts Education Unified Statement, Create Act, NEA-NEH Legislative History, CPB Issues Brief. The entire Arts Advocacy Day Handbook can be found here.
Note that these briefs were written before the release of the President’s budget proposal for FY18 on March 15. While the budget proposal includes elimination of federal support for the NEA, NEH, and CPB, along with other education cuts, Arts Advocacy Day attendees will be advocating for the funding levels indicated in the Issues Briefs.