Policymakers on Hearing from the Arts Community

By Casey Rae-Hunter, Communications Director, Future of Music Coalition

OK, so this isn't meant to be self-aggrandizing, but I thought you might wanna have a look at what some prominent Hill staffers had to say about hearing from the arts and cultural community.

I also think maybe we all could use a little break from text. I'll draw the line at cute kitten videos.

This panel took place at FMC's recent DC Policy Day on May 25, 2010.

July 22, 2010 11:42 AM | | Comments (1) |


I hope everyone interested in cultural and telecom policy real politics has a chance to watch these aides talk about why it is so important to visit them, tell them the stories and make the real life connections so they can persuade their bosses to vote in favor of arts and public media funding. They all represent Congresspeople and Senators, and they are on the ground making policy choices and recommendations.

Folks can argue a lot about whether state funding is a thing of the past... or future, but for the present it makes a HUGE difference to any organization or individual lucky enough to capture it...especially in communities that could be considered "art-deserts..."

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