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Trump Pledges to End National Endowment for the Arts | artnet News

In a move many feared was coming, the Trump administration has revealed a proposal to cut the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in its federal budget plan. Trump is the first president to do so, according to a report by the New York Times.

The elimination of both agencies would total a mere $300 million out of the allotted $1.1 trillion overall annual discretionary spending—a small amount that would still have a serious impact on cultural production, and the artists, musicians, writers, and scholars who rely on it.

Rumors of the proposed cuts began to float in January, and in February, Senator Kristen Gillibrand teamed up with 24 U.S. senators to write a letter to the President encouraging him to continue funding the NEA and NEH, calling them the “drivers of innovation and economic prosperity.”

Source: Trump Pledges to End National Endowment for the Arts | artnet News

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