Government (public) support
Welcome to your first instalment of ACORNS for 2020! Perhaps in the spirit of self-improvement – but more likely in the spirit of good practice – the headlines so far show a sector that remains committed to the demonstration and use of evidence to inform policy and decision making.
Today, January 16, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas presented to the government the source document "Basic Principles of Cultural Policy until 2020" or "Culture 2020" report on meeting the 2019 goals. The Minister of Culture will give an annual speech on cultural policy in the Riigikogu on Wednesday, January 29.
Attendance at arts and culture events hit a record 13.6 million in 2018, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) noted on Thursday (Jan 16).
Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation, and this year include projects that celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial.
Sustaining Great Art and Culture 2018/19, published today by Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle, is the first environmental report to cover the Arts Council’s 2018-22 National Portfolio – which has grown by 20% and includes 184 new organisations that have never reported on their environmental data before.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $30.9 million in grants to support 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia.