Statement on the Administration’s Proposed Cuts to the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and Corporation for Public Broadcasting

March 26, 2017

The DGA, SAG-AFTRA and WGA West and East, and IATSE—as the Guilds representing creators, performers, technicians and artists in American film, television, radio, sound recordings and digital media—urge our nation’s leaders to preserve funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As a source of inspiration, action and economic growth, our country’s creative arts are integral to our culture, our American identity and our democracy. Access to the arts has fueled generations of great Americans, uplifted communities and helped heal our nation’s greatest divides. Cutting federal support of these programs will not only hurt artists and those who benefit from their work, it will also send a damaging message to future generations about the power of art and its place in our culture.

Women's Committee Mission

March 19, 2017

The IATSE Women's Committee is dedicated to providing networking and mentorship opportunities, to be a meaningful resource for educational tools, socail media campaigns and community outreach and activism for women of the IATSE. The Committee endeavors to create a sense of community throughout the geographic and craft diversity of our union, and through highlighting the achievements of women in the IATSE and the labor movement, works to enhance women's potential for success in our union, in our places of work, and in our communities.
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