An Act To provide for the establishment of a National Council on the Arts to assist in the growth and development of the arts in the United States

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Summary

It is in the best interests of the United States to maintain, develop, and disseminate the Nation's artistic and cultural resources. The establishment of a National Council on the Arts will provide recognition and assistance and will encourage and promote the Nation's artistic and cultural progress. A National Council on the Arts is established in the Executive Office of the President. The Council shall be composed of the Chairman, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and twenty-four members appointed by the President. Provisions are set forth concerning the term of office, vacancies in the Council, duties and responsibilities of the Chairman of the Council and the Council, and compensation of members of the Council. The sum of $150,000 is appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act.

Author

88th Congress, Sess. 2, 1964

Subject

  • National Arts and Cultural Development Act of 1964
  • National Council on Arts

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 78 Stat. 905
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "National Arts and Cultural Development Act of 1964".

Contained within

78 Stat. 905 (1964); Pub. L. No. 88-579 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1965
  • 09/03/1964

Topic

  • Cultural policy
  • Secretaries
  • Art
  • Finance
  • State
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Art--United States
  • Art and state

Place

United States

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 905-07

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