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Supporting the Arts in Transit ProjectsRecorded On: 04/27/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on supporting the arts in public transit projects. Our main advocacy ask is to urge Congress to support the Saving Transit Art Resources (STAR) Act (H.R. 3437) to restore local control to transit authorities regarding the integration of art and non-functional landscaping into federally-funded transit projects and facilities.
The Latest in Tax Policy for Artists, Organizations, and PhilanthropyRecorded On: 04/27/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on the latest in tax policy for artists, organizations, and philanthropy. Our main advocacy asks are to urge Congress to restore and expand the full value and scope of charitable giving incentives for all taxpayers through enacting a universal charitable deduction, and to support further policies that will strengthen the nonprofit arts community by passing the legacy IRA Act (H.R. 3832, S. 1257) and preserving the Johnson Amendment's protections from partisanship
FY 2021 Legislative and Political UpdateRecorded On: 04/27/2020
This session will welcome digital attendees to this series of webinars and provide information about federal legislative and political updates and an overview of the key players on arts policy on Capitol Hill.
COVID-19 Relief Package PolicyRecorded On: 04/29/2020
This plenary session take a deep look at how the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress has affected the arts and culture sector. We will review how organizations, artists, and small businesses in the creative economy are pursuing additional relief legislation that Congress is expected to consider this spring.
Advancing Arts and HealthRecorded On: 04/28/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on advancing the arts in health. Our main advocacy asks are to urge Congress to support the Dignity in Aging Act (H.R. 4334), to support the RISE from Trauma Act (S. 1770, H.R. 3180), to support research funding for creative and expressive arts therapies and arts-based programming within federal agencies, and to preserve Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions that provide access to affordable healthcare coverage for artists and other creative occupations.
Supporting our Military and Veterans through the ArtsRecorded On: 04/28/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on supporting our military and veterans through the arts. Our main advocacy asks are to urge Congress to support Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 785), to support increased funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense for creative arts therapies, expressive arts therapy, and arts-based programming, and to support legislation that improves access to evidence-based complimentary and integrative treatments and telehealth, including creative arts therapies, expressive art therapy, and arts-based programming.
Plenary Briefing on the National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Giving, and Education PolicyRecorded On: 05/01/2020
A plenary briefing on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), charitable giving, and arts education policy. Our main advocacy ask is to urge Congress to continue bipartisan support with a budget of $170 million for the NEA in the FY 2021 Interior Appropriations bill.
Expanding Arts and Technology
This advocacy training session focuses on expanding Arts and Technology. Our main advocacy asks are to urge Congress to pass the Save the Internet Act (S. 682), and emphasize the essentiality that the FCC protect wireless microphones and other devices used by performing arts entities that provide valuable public service.
Legislating the Creative EconomyRecorded On: 04/29/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on legislating the creative economy. Our main advocacy asks are to urge Congress to cosponsor the CREATE Act (S. 650, H.R. 1519), and to cosponsor the PLACE Act (S. 3232).
Supporting Cultural Exchange and Visas for International ArtistsRecorded On: 04/30/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on supporting cultural exchange and visas for international artists. Our main advocacy asks are to urge Congress to appropriate $115 million to the Office of Citizen Exchanges within the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to reintroduce and enact the Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) provision.
Protecting the Arts in Higher EducationRecorded On: 04/30/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on protecting the arts in higher education. Our main advocacy ask is to urge Congress to strengthen access to higher education in the arts through reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Strengthening Arts and Juvenile JusticeRecorded On: 05/01/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on strengthening the arts and juvenile justice. Our main advocacy ask is to urge Congress to appropriate $61.5 million for Title V Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Initiative Grants at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and include report language instructing OJJDP to include the arts as an eligible component of its prevention, diversion, reentry, and residential juvenile justice grant programs.
Diving Deeper: K-12 Education PolicyRecorded On: 05/01/2020
This advocacy training session focuses on K-12 education policy to help children achieve in school, work, and life. Our main advocacy ask is to urge Congress to strengthen equitable access to arts education through the Well-Rounded Education provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2020Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/25/2020
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