President & CEO's Blog

Dear CultureSource Members,

According to the member survey we conducted at the end of 2016, 81% of you indicated that you look to CultureSource to engage the sector in advocacy, public policy initiatives, and to learn about regional, state and national issues that affect the arts and culture sector. Little did any of us know that within the first month of 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would all be called into question, as reported most recently in memos obtained by The New York Times. As the majority of our organizations rely on critical funding from these entities—in particular the NEA—we will work to keep you informed, updated and engaged.

What can you do today?

With the addition of our two new team members—Kathryn Dimond, Advocacy & Program Strategist, and Kim Howard, Membership & Events Manager—we will bring you programs that inform you of key issues impacting the arts and culture sector, create a toolkit for you to engage easily and effectively, and help your voice be heard.

Please make sure to mark your calendar and join us for The Art of Advocacy on March 15th to learn more.