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Advocacy

Whether standing on a soapbox or shouting from the rooftops, advocating on behalf of artists' residencies and individual artists is at the core of the Alliance's work!

Current legislative areas of focus include:

  • Increased funding for National Endowment for the Arts and a rejection of any attempt to reduce its size or scope
  • Affordable health insurance for artists and small businesses through Affordable Care Act
  • Support for international cultural exchange 
  • Fair market value deductions for artists who donate their work.

Past advocacy initiatives have included:  

  • "Be Our Guest," a series of public programs on residencies, serving artists from around the country.
  • Advocacy National Endowment for the Arts: The Alliance's advocacy work on behalf of the field led the NEA to create a new funding category for artists' communities in November 2009. 
  • Previously, the Alliance worked with the NEA to create a separate selection panel for residencies in the multidisciplinary category, resulting in a 48% increase in NEA funding to residencies.