Arts leader Lee Koonce, who transformed Gateways Music Festival from an all-volunteer local festival into an organization of national significance, will receive the Gold Baton, the League of American Orchestras has announced.
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In This Issue: Final Visa Rule Sets New Fees, Effective April 1, 2024,and Ticketing Action Continues in Congress and at FTC
In This Issue: NEA to Hold Summit on Arts and Culture; NEA Grants Support Orchestral Collaborations, Celebrations, Student and Community Programming, and More; Upcoming NEA Grant Due Dates
In This Issue: Ticketing Legislation Advances in U.S. House and Senate; Congressional Letter Urges U.S. Secretary of Education to Improve Access to Arts Education; Prepare for FY25 NEA Grant Applications; Traveling with Ivory: Canada Announces New Permit Rules; Visa Petitions to Texas Service Center
Underscoring the significant successes of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program’s ongoing 30-orchestra consortium, the League of American Orchestras and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) have announced the formation of a second consortium taking place from 2024-26.
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.
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.
The League of American Orchestras has formed a Student Leadership Council, the first in the organization’s 81 years, to provide a platform for the League to better understand and integrate the voices of young people into its work and support the growth of student engagement within the orchestra field.
Updates from the League, behind-the-scenes insights, and highlighting some of our wonderful donors across the country.
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.