November 30, 2023
Please take a moment to urge your member of the U.S. House of Representatives to cosign a letter organized by Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (OR) and Chellie Pingree (ME) to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Department to take action to track and improve the status of arts education in our schools.
November 16, 2023
Key facts about orchestra concerts, programs and finances can help the public understand how orchestras contribute to community vitality, participate in the nonprofit sector, and improve our nation’s creative capacity.
November 3, 2023
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against amendments to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) during consideration of the FY24 Interior appropriations bill. The amendment to defund the NEA failed by a vote of 292 to 129, demonstrating bipartisan support for direct federal funding for the arts and culture.
October 6, 2023
With just hours left on the clock last weekend, the U.S. Congress managed to pass a 45-day continuing resolution that prevented a shutdown of the federal government. However, the upheaval in the leadership of the House majority makes for an uncertain path toward finding a funding compromise before the threat of a shutdown looms once again.
September 26, 2023
In This Issue: Deadline Looms for Federal Funding Agreement; Polling Data Shows Strong Support for Universal Charitable Deduction; U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Updated Overtime Rules; Take Action! Strengthening Federal Arts Education Policy; SBA Continues Shuttered Venue Grant Closeout; IRS Issues ERTC Moratorium
August 3, 2023
Following several years of policy action at the state level, the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Congress are turning attention to proposals that would set new national rules regarding ticket fee transparency, dynamic pricing disclosures, holdback practices, and other policies for those that sell concert tickets on the both the primary and secondary sales markets.
July 20, 2023
In This Issue: House Proposes Cuts for Arts and Culture; Good News: Visa Fee Decision Delayed to 2024; New Energy Program: Renew America’s Nonprofits; August Plans: Engage Your Policymakers!
June 2, 2023
In This Issue: League and International Partners Release "Know Your Bow" Pernambuco Guide; NEA Announces Second Round Grants for Arts Projects Recipients; Speak Up to Support the Charitable Act!; Shuttered Venue Grants Near Close-Out Phase; New Ticketing Rules Proposed at Federal Level
May 23, 2023
Pernambuco wood is used in most advanced student and professional bows. Bow owners and users can take voluntary actions to: (1) support sustainable plantations of Pernambuco and conservation efforts, (2) document basic facts about the wood used in their bows, and (3) be informed consumers.
March 10, 2023
The opportunity to respond to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security proposed rule on visa filing fees has been extended and will now close on Monday, March 13. This proposal would more than triple the cost for O and P artist visas applications filed by U.S. petitioners.