Government and the Arts

George Bush
BUSH PROPOSES KEEPING NEA BUDGET SAME
Says National Endowment for the Arts chairman Bill Ivey: "Given the President's desire to reduce the growth of federal spending, we are pleased with his funding request for the arts endowment."
NASAA 03/2001

PRESIDENT'S BUDGET BLUEPRINT PROPOSES FLAT FUNDING FOR NEA
"We're going to make every attempt to increase that" -- Congresswoman Louise Slaughter;
Artscope.net 03/06/2001

GEORGE W. BUSH TAKES A MODERATE STANCE ON GOVERNMENT
SUPPORT AND HAS A TASTE FOR AMERICAN WESTERN ART

"takes a moderate stance on government support and has a taste for American Western art."
ARTNews 10/2000

ARTIST TOUCHED BY REFERENCE IN BUSH SPEECH
My friend, the ARTIST, Tom Lee of El Paso, Texas, captured the way I look at this country. He and his wife said, “We live on the east side of the mountain. It is the sunrise side, not the sunset side. It is the side to see the day that is coming, not the side to see the day that has gone.”
Amarillo Globe 08/06/2000


NEA
HEAD OF THE NEA KNOWS HOW TO PLAY HIS CARDS
With a new administration in the White House, where's the National Endowment for the Arts these days. Quietly doing its thing. "Flying under the radar has helped in the evasion of enemy artillery fire. 'It looks like the White House will work with the Senate-confirmed heads of small agencies for some time,' says NEA chairman William Ivey."
St. Louis Post 03/11/01

NEW PANEL CHAIRS WILL AFFECT NEA
New chairmen of American Congressional committees responsible for funding the arts may not have much track record on arts issues, but lobbying groups are hopeful.
Backstage 03/28/01


Good Examples
CALIFORNIA - LAND OF THE ARTS?
At a time when other governments are reducing their financial support for the arts, California is making huge gains. Last year, the California Arts Council got an amazing 60 percent ($12 million) boost to its $20-million budget. In January, the stat's governmor proposed an additional $27.3 million for the coming year. "If approved, California's $59.3-million arts budget could emerge as the highest in the country, exceeding New York's current $56.7 million."
Los Angeles Times 03/14/01


Copyrights
LANDMARK VICTORY ON ELECTRONIC RIGHTS
In a landmark decision favoring creative artists, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the transfer of rights in traditional media does not transfer electronic rights.
Communication Arts


More Links
ONGOING, UNEDITED LIST OF LINKS FOR GOVERNMENT & THE ARTS
I'm adding to this set of gov't & arts links at blink.com all the time. It's the unedited version which includes links to articles about U.S. and foreign government's policies on the arts.
Blink Ongoing

Upcoming Features

Past Bills relating to art in Congress

How Illinois' politians voted on past art issues

Where you can write to your congressman about the arts

Artists and taxes

Info on the head of the NEA

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