Actors' Equity Association released the following statement after Congress passed an FY23 budget that funded the National Endowment for the Arts at $207 million - an increase of $27 million over FY22.
"The National Endowment for the Arts supports jobs in every Congressional district in the country. While we advocate primarily for the actors and stage managers we represent, we applaud that NEA funding also drives economic growth in restaurants, hospitality, tourism and beyond. This increase will mean more jobs and a stronger economy for everyone," said Kate Shindle, president of Actors' Equity Association. "I want to especially thank Reps. Pingree, Bonamici and Senator Merkley for getting this funding increase across the finish line.