(Boston, MA) – The Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its version of next year’s state budget today, recommending $16.5 million for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council.
That would represent an increase of $2.5 million, or 18 percent, in...
Americans for the Arts reports that not only did Congress reach a bipartisan agreement to fund government agencies through the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, but that no arts and culture agencies or programs received cuts, with some receiving increases!
Time is very short (Thursday noon) to ask your state representative to sign on to amendments currently submitted by concerned legislators to restore much needed arts, humanities and science funding to the proposed FY2018 budget.
Now that the MA House of Representatives has released its proposed FY2018 budget, it’s important to advocate now for funding increases for our arts and cultural institutions. Making calls to your representative takes minimal time and effort, and the upside is, they’ll be so glad to hear from you!
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the NCRP, recently hosted a webinar offering thoughts on how to set the stage for program planning and grantmaking “which will explore how foundations can be more creative and flexible in supporting grassroots groups and leaders.”