An Act To provide for the establishment of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities to promote progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts in the United States, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • The Congress declares that the encouragement and support of national progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts is an appropriate matter of concern to the Federal Government. Therefore it is desirable to establish a National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities and to strengthen the responsibilities of the Office of Education with respect to education in the arts and the humanities. There is established a National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, which shall be composed of a National Endowment for the Arts, a National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The National Council on the Arts, established by the National Arts and Cultural Development Act of 1964, and its functions are transferred from the Executive Office of the President to the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Administrative provisions for the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities are set forth. The sum of $500,000 is appropriated to the Commissioner of Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, and again for each of the two succeeding years for strengthening instruction in the humanities and arts. Such sums shall be used to enable the Commissioner of Education to arrange, through grants or contracts with institutions of higher education, for the operation by them within the United States of short term or regular session institutes for advanced study, including study in the use of new materials, to improve the qualification of individuals who are engaged in or preparing to engage in the teaching or supervising or training of teachers, of such subjects as will strengthen the teaching of the humanities and arts in elementary and secondary schools.

Subject

  • United States Office of Education
  • Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
  • National Arts and Cultural Development Act of 1964
  • National Council on Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
  • Office of Education

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 79 Stat. 845
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965".

Contained within

79 Stat. 845 (1965); Pub. L. No. 89-209 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1966
  • 09/29/1965

Topic

  • Art in education
  • Humanities
  • Art
  • State
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Cultural policy
  • Schools
  • Educators
  • Training of
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Art--United States
  • Art and state
  • Teachers--Training of

Place

United States

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 11; Page Numbers: 845-55

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