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Project STEP to present at NEA's
National Council on the Arts!
We are very excited to announce that Project STEP has been asked to present our program at the March meeting of the National Council on the Arts in Washington, D.C.!
"The National Council on the Arts advises the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who also chairs the Council, on agency policies and programs. It reviews and makes recommendations to the Chairman on applications for grants, funding guidelines, and leadership initiatives." Learn more!

On March 31st, Executive Director Gabriella Sanna, Artistic Director Javier Caballero, and Project STEP 7th grade violinist, Amir Ali, will arrive in D.C. to give a presentation on Project STEP's programming to all meeting attendees. Amir will then perform a solo piece and talk about his experience in the program. The meeting is open to the public and will be live webcast here from 9am - 12pm on March 31.

We last saw NEA chairman Jane Chu last summer, when she came to Symphony Hall for a Project STEP site visit (pictured above with former Executive Director Mary Jaffee and members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council & National Guild for Community Arts Education).
As a proud recipient of NEA funding, we know that it is amazing forces like this that allow us to support our students at such a high level. In light of the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, here are a few helpful resources for anyone interested in learning how to better advocate to #SavetheNEA:

Learn how to most effectively talk about saving the NEA
Upcoming advocacy opportunities from League of American Orchestras
Americans for the Arts Action Fund - Save the NEA

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