Arts National Policy Statement

Over the past several months, Dance/USA worked with several of our arts colleagues in drafting a statement, highlighting policy priorities for the arts sector, with the goal of demonstrating to a new administration “how the arts can and should be included in its broader policy priorities.”

Looking at many of the key issues that we pay close attention to, including funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Education, international cultural exchange and immigration issues, taxation, etc., the policies were carefully included into larger categories.

The categories include:

  • Equitable Access
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Education and Youth Development
  • Veteran and Active Duty Military
  • Health and Healing
  • International Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
  • Technology and Communications

This statement, Advancing the Arts to Support National Policy Priorities, will be offered to the transition teams for Presidential candidates to encourage them to use the arts agencies (NEA and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities) to identify how support for the arts can also assist the new administration in addressing broader economic, domestic, and diplomatic issues.

The statement was sent out far and wide to a diverse group of national arts service organizations requesting feedback and suggestions. After edits were made, 65 national arts service organizations signed on in support of the document. 

Statement Purpose and Goals 

Arts National Policy Statement