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National Endowment for the Arts

Why Do Conservatives Want The Government To Defund The Arts?

Conservatives have sought to eliminate the National Endowment of the Arts since the Reagan administration. In the past, arguments were limited to the content of specific state-sponsored works that were deemed offensive or immoral – an offshoot of the culture wars. Now the cuts are largely driven by an ideology to shrink the federal government and decentralize power.

February 6, 2017

Nation’s New Arts Promoter-In-Chief Knows The Landscape

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The new offices of the National Endowment for the Arts are ultra-modern: A glass-enclosed, transparent, updated look that is exactly what the new chairman wants the once-controversial agency to be. R. Jane Chu, well-regarded in arts circles though barely known by the general public, since June has […]

September 15, 2014

Nominee To Lead Federal Arts Agency Draws Bipartisan Support

By Maria Reciom, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Arts is so non-controversial these days that the Senate committee that oversees the federal agency approved its new chairman Wednesday on a voice vote with almost no discussion as senators raced off to other meetings. Jane Chu, president and CEO of the […]

May 14, 2014