Trump's Initial Budget Plans Are Derailed-Public Arts Programs Will Be Funded

Actually will be an increase in funding.
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Many within the arts and creative worlds were sent into a frenzy when President Trump's initial blueprint for the 2017-2018 fiscal budget was unveiled earlier this year. Luckily, it seems like plans to cut funding for major programs like the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) have been included in this year's plans. In fact, funding for the NEA and NEH actually will receive a $2 million increase in funding, each gaining $150 million this year. The CPB is set to receive $445 million like it had last year. 

The fiscal budget does have a call to increase military spending and an added $1.5 billion for border security, there seems to be no money set aside for the building of the wall either. 

The budget will be renewed in September, so while the fight to save the arts has been saved for now, the fight is sure to continue. Read more about the new budget here, via Politico

 

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