National Issues

On the national level, RACC partners with Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts to fight for federal arts funding and other legislative issues of importance to artists and arts organizations.

Below is a listing of current National Issues:

9/14-20 is National Arts in Education Week


This year we celebrate the fact that all K-5 students in Portland now have at least one art or music teacher, thanks to Portland’s voter-approved Arts Education & Access Fund. Also, The Right Brain Initiative has expanded to 59...

Funding cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts reversed


During the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s consideration of FY 2015 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Ranking Member Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) secured an $8 million funding restoration...

Senate Confirms NEA Chairman Today - June 12, 2014


Issued by Americans for the Arts on June 12, 2014

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved by voice vote the nomination of...

The pARTnership Movement


On January 10, 2012, Americans for the Arts launched the pARTnership Movement, a new campaign designed to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts will advance their bottom-line goals and build their competitive...