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Performing Arts Alliance
Advocacy Issue Center

Advocating and Educating on Issues Important to the Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Alliance and its member organizations advocate for federal policies that recognize and strengthen the performing arts and educate elected officials and policy makers in Washington, DC on issues of importance to the performing arts community. Federal policies that support the creation, presentation and preservation of the arts are necessary so that our communities can continue to reap the benefits of great live performance.

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Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) nurtures the growth and artistic excellence of thousands of arts organizations and artists in every corner of the country.  Explore this issue >>>

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Improving the Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists

Delays in visa processing at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Department of State U.S. Consulates are making it increasingly difficult for international artists to appear in the United States.  Explore this issue >>>

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Federal Funding for Arts Education

Arts education programs through the U.S. Department of Education provide unique federal support for the development, evaluation and dissemination of model programs that integrate arts instruction into other subject areas. Explore this issue >>> 

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Nonprofit Charitable Giving Incentives

Enlightened tax policy has been critically important to the development and sustained vitality of the nonprofit performing arts.  Explore this issue >>>

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White Space: Protect Performing Arts Technology

Nonprofit performing arts organizations, commercial theaters, schools, and performers all rely on wireless microphone equipment operating within the “white space” radio frequencies between broadcast channels of the television band.  Explore this issue >>>

   
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Net Neutrality: Preserving an Open Internet

The Internet must remain a place where the arts and culture sector can educate, learn, express themselves, and innovate without navigating a complex system of gatekeepers. Explore this issue >>>

   
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Cultural Exchanges: Strengthening Ties between the U.S. and the World

U.S. Department of State cultural programs provide grant opportunities to U.S. nonprofits for international residencies, exhibitions, and presentations and U.S. Embassy public diplomacy programs. Explore this issue >>>

   
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Other Issues that Impact the Performing Arts

Funding for cultural exchange through the U.S. Department of State and changes to the nonprofit postal rate also impact the non-profit performing arts community.  Explore this issue >>>