Presidential Candidates And The Arts

The American Arts Alliance is asking presidential candidates to state their positions on the arts. “We have an agenda for the American Arts Alliance: federal funding for the arts, tackling issues around artists from foreign countries wishing to perform here, and tracking all legislation that affects arts groups, such as nonprofit accountability reform. For 2004, we feel it’s important to engage candidates in the presidential race — in all parties — a little bit more than they have, say, in the past on the subject of the arts. So we sent each of their campaigns a letter asking them to make a pledge — a commitment to encourage the creative development and appreciation for the arts.”