PAA Advocacy Report: July 2014

From: Performing Arts Alliance <info>
Subject: PAA Advocacy Report: July 2014
Date: July 16, 2014 at 2:08:35 PM EDT
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Action Alert
Founding Members:

Association of Performing Arts Presenters | Dance/USA League of American Orchestras | OPERA America | Theatre Communications Group

Associate Members:

Alternate ROOTS | American Composers Forum | Chamber Music America | Chorus America | Fractured Atlas | National Alliance for Musical Theatre | National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures | National Performance Network | Network of Ensemble Theaters | New Music USA

PAA Advocacy Report: July 2014

NEA FY15 Budget Victory in the House!

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Last week, we alerted you that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies recommended an $8 million cut ($138 million) to the NEA for FY15. Thanks to your advocacy efforts, on July 15, the full House Appropriations Committee restored the NEA’s FY15 budget to $146 million!

This appropriation represents level funding at the current FY14 amount and is the same as the President’s FY15 request for the agency. While restoration to $146 million is a victory, PAA continues to advocate for $155 million for the NEA.

You spoke up for the arts and your voices were heard! The bill now moves to the full House for approval. Stay tuned for updates on the rest of the appropriations process and opportunities for action.

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