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Here are the top legislative issues affecting the arts. Read about each and then take action to support their positive outcome.

Arts Education Policy and Funding
Improving Access to Arts Education for All Students

Charitable Giving & Tax Reform
Encouraging Charitable Gifts and Tax Provisions to Support Community Access to the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts
Promoting Creativity and Public Access to the Arts

Artists, Entrepreneurs, and the Creative Economy
The CREATE Act and investing in the nation's workforce and creative economy

Visit the Legislative Issue Center to learn about other legislation impacting the arts.

Looking for facts and figures to make your case for the arts? Check out these resources:

Facts & Figures to Make Your Case – View NEA grants by Congressional District, and our Arts Advocacy Day Handbook.

2017 Congressional Arts Handbook – Learn about the latest arts issues, check out your legislators’ voting records and find the research to make your case.

Arts Ed NavigatorA six-step tool designed to help educators, students, and advocates navigate the complex field of arts education.

State Arts Appropriations – How much does your state budget for the arts? Check out your state page, or view our comparison chart.

Research Reports – The information you need, at a glance.

Want to advocate for the arts but don't know where to start?


View the Advocacy Toolkit for Individuals and Organizations