History & Purpose


The Congressional Arts Caucus began its formation in the 1980s.  The Caucus has since supported federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts - an independent government agency established in 1965 - and other federal arts initiatives.


The Congressional Arts Caucus is a bipartisan organization for Members of Congress to support the arts through federal initiatives and learn more about the impact of the arts to our economy, educational system, industry strength, healthcare costs and service members returning from war.