The President’s FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts. This is troubling, because we are very aware of the important work that is being done and the impact it is having on many people particularly in our rural communities and for support of public art in downtown Fresno.
We know that this is only the first step in a long budget process and understand that the NEA is actively engaged in preparing information requested of them by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
As your local arts agency we understand the important role we all play in supporting the continuation of the NEA. Now is a critical time to reach out to our federal representatives and let them know that as a registered voter in his or her district, you value continued funding for the NEA.
Briefly explain why arts funding are important to: the economic vitality of our community or the impact it has on education or our individual quality of life. Your message need not be long, just sincere.
Please step up and let your voice be heard in support of the NEA.