March 20, 2018 by Americans for the Arts
We have breaking news out of Washington, D.C. today. Congress has released their final funding plan for FY 2018, and it is great news!
Congress is proposing to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each at $152.8 million. This is a funding increase of $3 million to support more direct grants and expand access to creative arts therapies for the military.
This final budget is in stark contrast to a year ago, when the Endowments were facing a proposed termination by the President --the first ever! Since then, our #SAVEtheNEA campaign has together resulted in hundreds of thousands of calls, emails, local op-eds, expanded research, newspaper ads, and office visits.
Get the details on the arts & culture funding here: Americans for the Arts
Congratulations to Barbara Nieveen and Keith Larsen the winners of our first ever "Year of" punch card contest. Both Barbara & Keith attended over ten "Year of the Family" productions at the various Lincoln Theatre Alliance (LTA) member theatres in 2017. They each received logo'd mugs/tshirts/totes and tickets from several LTA member theatres.
The presentation was made at the conclusion of the LTA's 10Minute Play Festival on Sunday, January 14th, 2018.
We appreciate patrons like Barbara and Keith, for their continual support of live theatre in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
Pictured from left to right: Judy Hart, Angels Theatre Company, Barbara Nieveen, Keith Larsen.