Advocates in the arts community and across the nonprofit sector are preparing to engage with the new Trump Administration and Congress on the economic, international, and domestic public policies that impact the arts and culture. The arts and creativity have historically advanced with support from elected officials across the political spectrum in the House, Senate, and the White House. With current federal funding levels expiring at the end of April, near-term decisions about support for the National Endowment for the Arts and arts education will be on Congress’s to-do list. The new Administration has put tax reform on its agenda for the first 100 days, which will accelerate discussions in Congress on changes to charitable-giving incentives.
Prior to the elections, the League and diverse stakeholders in the national arts and culture community developed transition recommendations for a new Administration in Advancing the Arts to Support National Policy Priorities. The League is asking the next Administration to leverage the arts to their full potential through policies that cut across federal agencies. Find the latest news and how orchestra advocates can most effectively engage in the policymaking process at www.americanorchestras.org.