Lincoln Center’s 11 Arts Groups in Harmony: Save the N.E.A.

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The plaza at Lincoln Center.

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There have been times in years past when Lincoln Center’s 11 constituent arts groups were better known for infighting than cooperation, but on Tuesday they banded together to release an unusual joint statement urging the federal government to save the National Endowment for the Arts, which the Trump administration has considered eliminating.

The groups — which generally get only very tiny fractions of their funding from the endowment — argued that it serves an important function that goes beyond the dollars it distributes: attracting private philanthropy and “providing early funding to get projects off the ground or helping to create or expand promising initiatives to achieve greater reach and…

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