Proposed Budget Zeroes Out Arts Funding

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget was released this morning. And, as bookish folks feared, it’s not pretty for the arts. The Washington Post has a useful interactive webpage that shows just how departments are affected.

The National Endowment for the Arts is among several being zeroed out. Zilch. Nada.

To see the potential literary impact of this budget change, visit the NEA’s online grant search tool and just nose around a bit. You’ll see grants for everything from neighborhood play performances to publishing books of Hawaiian poetry.

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