U.S. Mayors Call for Federal Support Plan for the Arts

January 29th, 2021

A group of mayors from ten major US cities have delivered an open a letter to the Biden-Harris administration, pushing for a federal support plan for the arts. “Given what we know about the efficacy of the arts in developing the conditions that are vital to civic healing and unity, social connection and belonging, collective trust and safety, life-long learning, and economic and social justice,” it reads, “it would strengthen our recovery efforts to arm our arts agencies (NEA, NEH, IMLS) with focus and intention in order to serve our most pressing needs while also ensuring that overall arts and culture strategies are incorporated into initiatives within other parts of the administration and across federal departments and national recovery work.”

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