National Endowment for the Arts Public Meeting, Friday October 30, 2015
George Stevens, Jr. President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities co-chair & founding director of the American Film Institute10:00-10:30 am Presentation on 50th Anniversary Web Resources
Jessamyn Sarmiento, director of public affairs10:30-11:15 am Presentation on the History and Impact of NEA Funding
Robert Falls, artistic director, Goodman Theatre
Bennett Rink, executive director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
DJ Kurs, artistic director, Deaf West TheatreAbout the National Council on the Arts The National Council on the Arts is convened three times per year to vote on funding recommendations for grants and rejections; to advise the chairman on application guidelines, the budget, and policy and planning directions; and to recommend to the President nominees for the National Medal of Arts. Including the chairman, there are 17 members: Bruce Carter, Aaron Dworkin, Lee Greenwood, Deepa Gupta, Paul Hodes, Joan Israelite, Maria Rosario Jackson, Emil J. Kang, Charlotte Kessler, María López De León, Rick Lowe, David "Mas" Masumoto, Irvin Mayfield, Barbara Ernst Prey, Ranee Ramaswamy, and Olga Viso. There are also six ex-officio members from Congress: Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and and U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH). Appointment by majority and minority leadership of the remaining three Members of Congress to the Council is pending. Visit arts.gov for more information about the National Council on the Arts and its members.