Sunday, December 14, 2008

Obama Transition Team and the Arts

The Arts Action Fund sent out an update on ArtsVote 2008, including the "2008 Election Impact on the Arts report." (PDF doc)

Also interesting is this from their website: "Americans for the Arts Submits Policy Brief to Obama Transition Team
12-01-2008: Americans for the Arts joined other national arts advocacy organizations in submitting this policy brief to the Obama Transition Office, and to former NEA chairman Bill Ivey, who heads the arts and cultural review team for the Transition.  The brief outlines six topics and provides policy recommendations in each of them for the incoming administration." (Read Arts Policy in the New Administration, November 21, 2008, Recommendations to the Office of Presidential Transition. PDF doc)

It is an absolutely exciting to read that the Arts are being discussed by the Obama Transition Team, and that there will be support in the White House!