YS Kids Playhouse has long received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, both directly and through the Ohio Arts Council. When the proposed federal budget was released last week, we were concerned to see it called for the elimination of the NEA. Without the NEA, YSKP would look very different.
If you want to help advocate for the continued existence of the National Endowment for the Arts, we suggest checking out the actions by Americans for the Arts. They have forms set up that make it easy to contact your elected representatives or sign a petition to President Trump. Or, if you want to learn more, spend some time looking at their website or social media feeds. They gather great information and do amazing work.
YSKP was happy to provide feedback as part of Youth Radio’s inquiry into the proposed elimination of the NEA. You can read the article here.