As Western New York prepares to celebrate the start of theater season with Curtain Up!, Congressman Brian Higgins and leaders in the Western New York arts community are warning of the impact of a House appropriations bill that cuts funding to the National Endowment for the Arts in half.

The House of Representatives fiscal year 2014 interior and environment bill provides only $75 million in NEA funding, the lowest level dedicated to the NEA since the 1970s. NEA received $138.4 million in federal funding in 2013.

by jmaloni, Niagara Frontier Publications, Wed, Sep 18th 2013 11:30 am

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