College Art Association Speaks Out on Trump Plan to Close NEA

January 24th, 2017

College Art Association, via CAAThe College Art Association has issued a statement condemning Donald Trump’s stated intent to shutter the National Endowment for the Arts.  “Given that the respective budgets of the NEA and NEH represent only a tiny fraction of the entire federal budget, their planned elimination cannot logically be seen as a cost-saving measure,” the statement reads.  “Rather, it appears to be a deliberate, ominous effort to silence artistic and academic voices, representing a potentially chilling next step in an apparent effort to stifle and eradicate oppositional voices and cultural output from civic life. By eliminating the support for these agencies, the government undermines the unifying potential of the arts, culture, and education that encourages and nurtures communication and positive discussion.”

Read the statement in full here