Company of Folk News

Company of Folk Director Bucky Halker on NEA & NEH

Since President Trump and Congress are now seriously working to defund and destroy both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, I feel it is important for me to offer a few comments on the subject.


Unfortunately, there are large numbers of people in the United States who consider the NEA and NEH a waste … Read More

NEH Chairman William D. Adams Statement on the Proposed Elimination of NEH in FY18 Budget



Washington, DC (March 16, 2017)  — National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William D. Adams released the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposed FY18 budget:


Today the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year.  The budget requests no funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2018, which … Read More

NEA Chairwomen Chu on Trump Budget Proposal 2017 (3/17/2017)

Today we learned that the President’s FY2018 budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts.  We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals of all ages in thousands of communities, large, small, urban and rural, and in every Congressional District in the nation.


We understand that the President’s budget request is … Read More