Power Women in DC Clash Over Trump Defunding the Arts (Video)Apr 20th, 2017 | By owner | Category: Community, Diversity, News & Features, Politics & Law
Arts leaders and a conservative policy-maker clashed over President Trump’s plan to do away with federal funding for the arts at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Washington DC on Wednesday.
“Do we really want [the] Trump administration influencing art?” asked Romina Boccia, the Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow for budgetary affairs at the Heritage Foundation.
Robin Bronk, CEO of the Creative Coalition, shot back: “We’re talking about the federal government funding arts, not the government making judgments on what is art.”
The panel, “Public Funding for the Arts: The New Priorities,” got heated when Boccia insisted that President Trump should stay out of the arts and that federal funding isn’t necessary for arts to thrive.
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