October marks National Arts and Humanities Month. President Biden’s September 30 proclamation, declared the arts, the humanities, and museum and library services are “essential to the well-being, health, vitality, and democracy of our Nation. They are the soul of America, reflecting our multicultural and democratic experience.”
The accompanying Executive Order reaffirmed the administration’s support of the arts and humanities by reestablishing the President’s Committee on Arts & Humanities. The committee will inform and advise the president on policy objectives, philanthropic and private sector engagement, and other efforts to enhance federal support for the arts, humanities, and museum and library services.
CT Humanities thanks the president for both kicking off this month-long celebration of the humanities and for recognizing the relevance of the humanities to the country’s health, economy, equity, and civic life.