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On August 10th, the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a conference call with a handpicked arts group. This arts group played a key role in Obama’s arts effort during his election campaign, as declared by the organizers of the call, and many on the call played a role in the now famous Obama Hope poster.
Much of the talk on the conference call was a build up to what the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was specifically asking of this group. In the following segment, Buffy Wicks, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, clearly identifies this arts group as a pro-Obama collective and warns them of some “specific asks” that will be delivered later in the meeting.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I'll bet once the Republicans get ahold of this they will make
a big stink of it and move to de-fund the National Endowment
for the Arts.
As a working artist they have never done anything for me and
when you look at some of the preposterous stuff they put out
in the name of art I often wonder if the critics arent right.
I do have mixed emotions about it as the NEA does help
symphony orchestras, theaters, art shows etc.
We got by without it long before it came into existence, maybe
it is time for it to go. hard to say ::dons fire suit to repel flamers:::