Last fall the National Endowment for the Arts awarded nearly a million dollars in grants to 34 arts groups across the state, large and small. Combined, they comprise less than 0.02 percent of the $4.6 trillion federal budget.
Stahlhuth said the NEA's inception helped regional theaters to blossom.
The Montana Arts Council, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts along with matching grants from state funds, gives out about $250,000 a year to arts programs, $120,000 for Artists in Schools and another $36,000 as "strategic investments", doled out in $1,000 grants.
"This is the first time since the NEA was created more than 50 years ago that a president has proposed eliminating the NEA", Walker says.
"I don't think it's going to happen, but it could", he said.
Walker also says it's ironic that this news comes during the year that marks the centennial of MA son John F. Kennedy's birth.
Children get hands-on with instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, which gets funding from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts, officials said. "Because he believed that great civilizations embrace and build their foundation of freedom on an artistic platform".
The Seattle Symphony received $40,000 previous year; Pacific Northwest Ballet was awarded $60,000, which funded a season program. In 2016, the Endowment's funding was just $148 million.
That federal money was used in conjunction with almost $11 million in state money to provide funding to cultural councils that support local projects in municipalities across the state.
Colorado Creative Industries is our state agency that reviews and administers NEA grants to a variety of arts organizations throughout our state.
C3 and FMC pointed out that the NEA is the only organisation that makes grants to arts programs in every congressional district. "And in New Bedford, there's a Working Waterfront Festival celebrating the history and the working skills of the fisherman in the area".
Will K. Wilkins, director of Real Art Ways in Hartford, said the art space's $1.2 million annual budget usually includes $20,000 to $40,000 from the NEA, earmarked toward specific exhibits and presentations. As a source of inspiration, action and economic growth our country's arts are integral to our culture, our American identity and our democracy.
Money from the NEA and NEH finds its way to Wisconsin to help fuel the state's arts scene and enrich its cultural life. "NEA cuts won't stop us from doing our work, though [it] would slow down our growth and reduce our capacity for impact".
Fitchburg Art Museum director Nick Capasso.
Head said the arts also matter in terms of economic development, as they affect the quality of a community's education and in terms of making desirable communities where business - the business of life - happens.
Now the city and the museum are converting abandoned historic buildings into affordable artist live/work spaces. The IMLS receives $230 million and supports libraries and museums around the country. At this time, the NEA continues to operate as usual and will do so until a new budget is enacted by Congress. But the fact that programs like the NEA are on the chopping block at all is raising concerns about the government's priorities.
If you care about art, you know that the current president poses a threat to it that goes well beyond his horrendous taste in decor.
The proposed cuts were denounced Thursday by arts and cultural groups and their supporters, including Brian Ferriso, director and chief curator of the Portland Art Museum and president of the Association of Art Museum Directors, which represents 245 North American museums.
She said arts and culture identify who we are as a nation, at a cost of less than a dollar per person.