Dear NEA FAC Members,
The latest draft budget bill released last week by the House Appropriations Committee for fiscal year 2012 would zero out the entire $27 million budget for the Arts in Education program. New York, as the largest recipient of funding through this program, would lose nearly $10 million alone of crucial funding for arts education.
WE NEED YOU TO RESPOND TO YOUR LEGISLATORS. The draining of funding from Arts Education must end.
Thousands of school children here in New York State, and hundreds of thousands more across the country, gain access to high quality arts programming through this important program. For many of these students this is the only opportunity they have to participate in dance, theater, music and visual arts education at school.