Federal Update: Bipartisan Budget Passed & Increases Arts

The US Congress agreed on a budget to fund the federal government through the end of September (the remainder of fiscal year 2017) and it increases funding for arts and culture

See the breakdown of Federal arts-related budget items here.

"The agreement will not only allow the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to do their good work of funding nonprofit arts and humanities organizations in all 50 states and every Congressional district, but it will also allocate $2 million more to each agency..." Americans for the Arts statement.

Learn more about the bipartisan agreement and grassroots advocacy that kept arts and culture in the budget from Americans for the Arts.

These funds positively impact Oklahoma. Read more here

Julia Kirt