The emergency relief package passed in the Senate provides $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities — along with aid to other arts organizations.
The package marks $75 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, $7.5 million for the Smithsonian, and $25 million for the Kennedy Center.Americans For The Arts . Absent revenue from ticket sales, gift shops, on-site dining and rapidly declining sponsorships, the financial losses to the Arts sector amount to an estimated $3.2 billion dollars, a survey by the group shows. The emergency relief package passed in the Senate Wednesday evening provides $75 million each to the National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities, agencies that distribute grants to thousands of arts and cultural groups across the country. The Smithsonian Institution would receive $7.5 million for"salaries and expenses." The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts would receive $25 million for"Operations and Maintenance." President Trump was asked whether that money wouldn't be better spent on masks or respirators. He responded that the funding was a request from Democrats that he personally approved. "The Kennedy Center has suffered greatly, because nobody can go there. It's essentially closed," said Trump."They do need some funding. I said, 'Look, that was a Democrat request. That was not my request.' But you've got to give them something." Conservatives have pushed back on the inclusion of arts and culture in the bill. Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio tweeted : "I've been to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It's a nice place. However, the Kennedy Center should NOT be getting any money in a #coronavirus emergency bill designed to help businesses and families." In another former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley listed the arts and cultural organizations that would receive relief funding, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting which supports public radio stations as well as NPR. "How many more people could have been helped with this money?" she asked. Arts and culture represent a relatively small part of the $2 trillion dollar bill compared with the hundreds of billions of dollars for such categories as health care spending and small business loans, but it's less than what many arts organizations were hoping for. In its recent report, Americans For The Arts called for $4 billion. In a statement , Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter says she is"grateful" for the support in the relief bill and notes that the Center was created by an Act of Congress and provides employment for nearly 3,000 people and compensation for some 1,000 guest artists,"...all of whom have been impacted or will soon be impacted by the closure of the Kennedy Center." But American theater"does not live in a single building," writes Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theater Communications Group. In a statement to NPR she says,"We're happy to see the Kennedy Center supported in this time of crisis, and we're advocating for similar levels of support for our field as a whole." Eyring calls the $75 million allocated to the NEA"...an important start, but nowhere near the scale of support the field needs, and so our advocacy efforts will continue." Read more: NPR
The federal government has confiscated, under threat of imprisonment, money we have earned and given it to public broadcasting, which is primarily a tool for left-wing indoctrination. $75 million, in this pandemic, could have bought many, many masks for our medical professionals. Oh hell NO! I wish our most special ally gave us back this year’s $4 billion. NPR stays silent.
Americans4Arts While everyone is home watch Cable, TV, Netflix etc.... THINK ABOUT THIS: Where do you think all the Writers, actors, directors, cinematographers, and set, costume, sound and lighting designers come from? They come from LOCAL theatre/Art groups, who get grants from the NEA Excellent! This is 0.0125% of the $2T stimulus. The Arts contribute $763.6 billion to the US economy—4.2% of the GDP—more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing. 4.9 million people work in the arts economy & earn more than $370 billion. WE PAY TAXES, TOO
At this point, that sure as hell isnt a priority and can be subsidized by the private sector. PorkBarrelPelosi Because the arts will save more lives than PPE or a vaccine. DEMS ARE TRASH!! Because those should be the focus right now. Idiots That next art exhibit that trashes America is paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Artists deserve nothing.
Facing Crisis, Arts Groups Push for Their Own BailoutAs museums shutter and theaters go dark, cultural institutions are calling for the government’s help. But they recognize they’re not the first priority during a pandemic. Extra space, _jasonbailey_. Don't worry RepJerryNadler will save you with his wants to the aid bill. And they’re right. They are not the first priority at all. Not even close. These museums are tax exempt hedge funds with overpaid administrators. Charity for the rich. And boring AF.
Are you fucking kidding me Why didn't they bail out Hollywood? I would certainly hope. Art is essential right now. “People in the arts”(musicians, visual artists, arts teachers and also stage techs, lighting/sound/operations) they all have families. Kids, spouses, parents. Their income is $0 if all are quarantined & venues are all closed. Some of u are showing your your stupidity. It’s gross.
That will keep people from dying of the virus . 👍🏻 Absolute disgrace. Please remember this in November. wait, I thought the Dems hated elites? Maybe it is just some elites they hate... Thays $75 million that did nothing to help the nation through this crisis. Why? Asking for Disabled USA Combat Veteran I'm Quarantined at a VA Hospital with Vets of past Wars DeptVetAffairs realDonaldTrump VP have taken care of us during Pandemic Veterans died for you. FoxNews dbongino DavidJHarrisJr TuckerCarlson
Arts Council England Reveals $189 Million Coronavirus Response PackageGovernment body Arts Council England have made available £160 million ($189 million) of emergency funding for individuals and organizations in need during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. “Ens…
BTW, this is the same NEA that Obama weaponized (propaganda) against the electorate. courrielche NEAarts cronyism electioncorruption Just another reason why the public doesn’t trust government. Better them than corporations who would waste the money. At least these organizations are there to educate and entertain.
DemocratMoneyGrab Priorities 🙄 GOP didn’t oppose and the Dems didn’t really push for this. There is obviously a rational reason for this. Nobody bats an eye for a 100 million dollar shake down for baseball or football. I’m not a fan but the arts are important. This country sure can use some humanity right about now.
Why are they getting aid? They can’t assemble and dance, ALL OF THESE ORGS ARE ON NOTICE. TAXPAYERS ARE NOW MEMBERS. LIVESTREAM EVERYTHING FREE.
A virtual tour of TV cars, a most unusual 'Madama Butterfly': Today's best arts onlineStream a tour of the Petersen Automotive Museum, see Pacific Opera Project or the Met, find peace in piano. Culture picks for your home quarantine.
That will surely save thousands from Covid-19, thanks Democrats DemocratsLiePeopleDie And it passed 96-0 and conservatives are still pissed. 😂😂😷 Arts organizations are nothing more than money laundering for the ultra wealthy. Show the people where the money is coming from to prop these up. RadioFreeTroy Nothing maters if it doesn’t get to the pockets of THE PEOPLE
In a decade of worshipping math and science..thank God for the wonderful arts!! Wouldn’t these people be getting the $1200 check and increased unemployment like the rest of America? Birds of a Feather Interesting 🤔 Art is stoopid. Your point being?
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laments money for the arts in coronavirus stimulus packageTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may have made lots of money in Hollywood, but that doesn't mean he wants economic stimulus money going to the arts during the coronavirus crisis. I lament Steven Mnuchin allowing himself to be Ivanka & Jared's plus one so they can fly on government aircraft instead of with the commoners on commercial flights.
Biparty system is broken, vote libertarian I read the bill. It was wrong to fill it with pork and earmarks. But the masses are numb. No Revolution will come. Complete waste of our money. This was intended to help working families not the liberal agenda Good ... WTF!!!!! that's good, right?... or, is it not enough?
I’d assume that’s for payroll/salaries?
Relief Package Would Limit Coronavirus Damage, Not Restore EconomyThe $2 trillion emergency relief package approved by the Senate would help stabilize the coronavirus-battered economy—but likely isn’t enough to bring it back to health. There’s always willpower. If USA unite, put aside politics, fight coronavirus together, focus on saving the country than it can be done. Margin calls USA choose Money over Lives. ChineseVirus19
White House, Senate Agree To Historic Deal On Coronavirus Rescue MeasureNPR's Noel King talks to David Wessel of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institute about the agreement announced early Wednesday morning on the massive emergency relief package.