Arts PAC Prepares To Up The Ante

Americans For The Arts has announced that it will create a political action committee to directly lobby politicians for greater arts support. The new PAC is funded by a $120 million grant from the Lily Foundation, and “one of the group’s first moves will be to issue congressional report cards on individual legislators’ support of the arts and arts issues. Another of the group’s functions will be training advocates on how to promote bond, tax or other arts-funding issues in their communities.”