House of Representatives Passes Bill Permanently Reinstating IRA Charitable Rollover

American Alliance of Museums Posted:  July 18, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4719, legislation that would permanently reinstate three charitable giving tax incentives, among them the IRA Charitable Rollover provision. This strong, bipartisan vote came on the … Continue reading

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NEA Cut Restored in House Committee Action

Americans for the Arts Posted:  July 15, 2014 As you might recall, last week the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that cut $8 million each from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities Endowment. Following that … Continue reading

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William Adams Confirmed as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Grantmakers in the Arts Posted:  July 10, 2014 The United States Senate today voted to confirm William D. “Bro” Adams as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Adams is expected to begin as Chairman in … Continue reading

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House Committee Unveils NEA Budget, Plans Hearing for Wednesday

National Assembly of State Arts Agency Posted: July 8, 2014 Written by:  Isaac Brown  This morning, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies released its draft budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for fiscal year … Continue reading

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Art Is Vital: The Best Education Enables Artistic Voice and Creative Habits of Mind

www.theatlantic.com Posted:  June 28, 2014 Written by:  James Hamblin It has been three years since the spectacular video of Lil Buck dancing to Yo-Yo Ma brought jookin—which draws from hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance—into mainstream consciousness. Ma would later … Continue reading

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Texas Women for the Arts Awards $235,000 in Grants Statewide

Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) has selected 19 arts programs across Texas to receive a total of $235,000 in grants at their Annual Meeting in Fredericksburg. The yearly grant program provides designated funds to arts-related programs, and supports the … Continue reading

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Developing Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Between Arts and Business

Americans for the Arts Posted:  May 20, 2014 Written by:  Jordan Shue In addition to measuring the dollars spent by businesses in support of the arts, as well as the types of companies doing the supporting, the 2013 BCA Survey of … Continue reading

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Edith O’Donnell Gives $17M to UT-Dallas for Art History Institute

Dallas Morning News Posted:  May 22, 2014 Written by:  Michael Granberry Philanthropist Edith O’Donnell, a strong proponent of education and the arts, has made a $17 million gift to the University of Texas at Dallas to establish an institute of … Continue reading

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Florida Near Top of all States in Arts and Culture Funding in New Budget

Arts Sarasota Posted:  May 10, 2014 Written by:  Jay Handelman With a massive boost in state funding for arts and cultural programs, Florida would likely jump to near the top of all states in per-capita spending. A view of the … Continue reading

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Gov. Perry Names Ward Chair of Texas Economic Development Corp.

Office of the Governor Posted: May 13, 2014 Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Leslie Ward of Austin to the Texas Economic Development Corp., and named her chair of the corporation for a term to expire at the pleasure of the … Continue reading

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