Washington, DC – April 1, 2017 – Effective April 1, 2017, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HumanitiesDC) will manage the popular CultureCapital.com website and job bank. As the National Endowment for the Humanities state council for the District of Columbia, HumanitiesDC provides diverse programming District-wide, supporting local humanities programs. Launched in 2008 by CultureCapital, CultureCapital.com digitally promotes, engages and informs the public of performing arts, visual arts and educational events of over 250 arts presenters through metropolitan DC.
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As you may have heard, President Trump’s proposed budget for FY18 eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute for Museum and Library Studies. As the NEH’s designated state council for the District of Columbia, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HumanitiesDC) has relied on funding from the NEH for 37 years. Closure of the NEH would be detrimental to HumanitiesDC. Our programs would be cut severely. They