Expand public/private partnerships between schools and arts organizations
"Will increase resources for the U.S. Department of Education's Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination Grants, which develop public/private partnerships between schools and arts organizations; also will engage the foundation and corporate community to increase support for public/private partnerships."
Create an artist corps for schools
Will "support the creation of an "Artists Corps" of young artists trained to work in low-income schools and their communities.
Champion the importance of arts education
"Will use the bully pulpit and the example he will set in the White House to promote the importance of arts and arts education in America."
Support increased funding for the NEA
Will "support increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the support of which enriches schools and neighborhoods all across the nation and helps to promote the economic development of countless communities."
Promote cultural diplomacy
Will "improve and expand public-private partnerships to expand cultural and arts exchanges throughout the world."
Attract foreign art talent
"Will streamline the visa process to return America to its rightful place as the world's top destination for artists and art students."
Support tax deduction for artists
Will "ensure tax fairness for artists" by supporting the Artist-Museum Partnership Act, introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. "The Act amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow artists to deduct the fair market value of their work, rather than just the costs of the materials, when they make charitable contributions."
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