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Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance<br>Statement in Support of NEA, NEH, IMLS, and CPB

For the past half century, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have fostered a deeper understanding of and appreciation for arts and culture throughout our country. They have supported educational initiatives in public schools, the conservation of great works of art and artifacts that represent our history and shared heritage, and educational programs and exhibitions that enrich our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live. Theirs is a remarkable success story, and one that deserves to be both celebrated and sustained for the benefit of generations to come. 

Instead, the proposed budget proposed seeks to eliminate these agencies and the vital role they play in enriching the lives of all Americans and nourishing our creative spirit. The budget proposal also includes deep cuts to higher education, which would suppress the creativity and innovation our country needs for continued growth and success. An ongoing commitment to those things that bring us together and spur our imaginations is a wise investment in the future. 

Great nations know the value of art, music, literature, and other cultural expressions. The founders of our nation included it in the Constitution, and, here in Greater Philadelphia, thousands of museums, libraries, schools and cultural organizations carry on this legacy. 

We, the undersigned, believe that federal investment in NEA, NEH, IMLS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting must continue. 


1807 & Friends

Artvolution Cultural Innovation Project

Philomusica Chorale