Director of Government Affairs Tony Shivers reports on government pandemic programs and resources for the dance and performing arts field. Read on for legislative details and application deadlines.
Dance/USA Government Affairs Director Tony Shivers discusses what to expect from the new Presidential Administration and Congress; updates arts creatives on pandemic economic relief programs; charitable contribution incentives and arts ed.
The dance sector is an economic driver in the U.S. Learn more on reaching elected officials, fall COVID-19 federal relief initiatives, and Dance/USA’s #Dance2Vote campaign.
Check in on government appropriations for the NEA and the Arts in Education program. Get updated on preserving the charitable deduction, DOL’s overtime regulations, and stay on top of appropriate non-profit activity during the Presidential election.
Brandon Gryde, Dance/USA’s director of government affairs, gives us the scoop on the legislative issues dancers, choreographers, company managers, board members and executive directors should be watching in Congress this fall.
For the first time in a few years, this fall update is not as dire as it has been. Funding proposals for the National Endowment for the Arts are relatively stable and there is no looming fiscal cliff. However, that doesn’t mean that we should take a break on our advocacy. This is a key time to educate our lawmakers about the issues that impact dance and the performing arts as an integral part of moving the needle on policy and legislation. Read on for more on how to do this.
Meeting your member of Congress in Washington, D.C., is a great way to make your voice heard with lawmakers and to share the important work your company does in the community. Read about a recent legislative visit on Capitol Hill by Nashville Ballet’s Paul Vasterling. And then schedule your own, with Dance/USA’s Legislative Director Brandon Gryde.
Few professionals have as keen a need as dancers to stay as healthy and injury-free as possible, yet health care coverage is by no means guaranteed in the dance world. The Affordable Care Act seeks to improve access to health insurance across the country, while also improving the quality and comprehensiveness of coverage for those who currently have it. Read on for more on the ACA written for the dancer and dance company.