Promoting the Value of the Arts and Humanities
Hillary Clinton is a strong supporter of the arts and our nation’s cultural and historic sites. As
First Lady, Hillary founded the Save America’s Treasures program, a public-private partnership
to restore and maintain our cultural and historic landmarks. As Senator, she championed the
Museum and Library Services Act; passed legislation designating historic landmarks; and
secured millions for theaters and other landmarks.
Hillary takes great pride in our nation’s arts and humanities and the important role artists play in
American communities. As President, Hillary will reverse the course of the Bush Administration
and increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for
As President, Hillary will invest in opportunities for artists that empower their creativity and
work to bring the arts and humanities to every corner of the country.
v National Endowment for the Arts - Since the establishment of the National Endowment
for the Arts (NEA) in 1965, access to the arts has improved in communities large and
small across the country. Hillary Clinton believes that the NEA is essential to the arts
infrastructure in America and understands the valuable role the federal government plays
in promoting the arts.
v National Endowment for the Humanities - Hillary Clinton is a strong supporter of the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the largest single funder of humanities
programs in the United States. The NEH provides critical leadership in preserving our
historical and cultural heritage.
v Arts Education - Hillary Clinton understands that strong arts programs are part of a
well-rounded education that helps enrich the next generation of America’s leaders and
develop their abilities to think creatively and independently.
o Since 2002, Hillary has spoken out about the need to reform No Child Left
Behind. However, in implementing NCLB, school systems are diminish