Vermont Arts Council

Advocacy Update

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January 31 update  NEA remains level funded | Arts Advocacy day in Washington, D.C. March 12 and 13 | Council level funded in state budget | stories matter


November 15 update  House committee passed tax reform bill | tax code changes expected to affect creative sector | no movement on federal appropriation for NEA | state budget at discussion level | Creative Network Summit outcomes

October 18 update  FY2018 federal budget not yet passed | doubling standard deduction threatens nonprofit giving | first drafts of state budget begin | Creative Network Summit approaching

September 20 update  NEA recommended budget remains $145m | charitable giving deduction scrutinized, Giving100 Campaign developed | Creative Network Summit date November 8 and 9

August 17 update  NEA recommended budget remains $145m | charitable contributions and Artist-Museum Partnership Act may be included in tax reform |  Karen Mittelman to lead Arts Council | advocate locally

July 19 update  $5M cut to NEA and NEH recommended | Summit November 8 and 9 | advocating in summer months

June 8 update  President’s budget calls for deep cuts to NEA | Leahy introduces Artist-Museum Partnership Act | Governor Scott vetoes state budget | advocating in summer months

May 12 update  federal budget increases NEA funding | state appropriation level funded | Results-Based Accountability included in Council’s strategic plan | advocating outside the legislative session

April 12 update  federal budget still hanging | state budget through senate committee, Alex Aldrich stepping down | national arts advocacy day in review | what you can do

March 14 update  federal budget news approaching | state budget news approaching | arts advocacy day approaching | what you can do

February 2017 update  status of funding for NEA still in question | national arts advocacy day coming | state arts advocacy day review | what you can do

January 2017 update  elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts proposed | Vermont Arts Advocacy Day is February 3, 2017 | Council begins testimony and legislative meetings

January 2017 welcome  2017 agenda | actions | advocacy tools available | national update | Vermont Arts Advocacy Day | National Arts Advocacy Day


May 2016  Vermont legislative session ends | report on federal state funding levels | report on advocacy agenda

April 10, 2016 (call to action)  call for support of Governor’s budget and funding for Creative Network

April 2016  recap Council’s advocacy and research agendas

March 28, 2016 (call to action)  take part in Arts Advocacy Day

March 2016  in-person efforts at federal and state level outlined

February 2016  federal budget and Every Student Succeeds Act announced | status of state budget | bill to establish Creative Network introduced

January 2016  federal support for arts strong | advocacy agenda outlined

Other Newsletters

ArtMail  Published bi-weekly and full of news from the Vermont art scene.

Breaking Into Business  Resources for the business-minded artist.

Notes From Outside the Box  Keeping our sector informed about the progress and shaping of the Vermont Creative Network.


admin-place September 14, 2016