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New White House Budget Confirms Arts Cuts

Yesterday, an e-mail from our friends at Americans for the Arts alerted us that the Trump Administration has released their FY2018 budget, titled A New Foundation for American Greatness. Unfortunately, this administration’s interpretation of “greatness” does not include government-supported arts programs. This so-called “skinny budget” provides just enough money to the National Endowment for the […]

Arts and Humanities are Essential for We, the People

To all NCWN members, supporters, and friends— Here we go again. The president’s budget proposal for the federal government’s next fiscal year includes the elimination of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Corporation for National and Community Services (AmeriCorps) and the Corporation for […]

America, I Sing You Back

Poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke grew up in North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University. Her poem “America, I Sing You Back” was recently featured on UNC-TV (PBS News Hour). Before America began to sing, I sung her to sleep, held her cradleboard, wept her into day. My song gave her creation, prepared her […]