President Bush Nominates Six New Members To National Council On The Arts
November 3, 2006
Washington, D.C. November 3, 2006- President George W. Bush has announced his intent to nominate six new members to serve on the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. The nominations will be sent to the Senate when it reconvenes later this month. The appointments are:
Ben Donenberg, theater producer and arts educator, Los Angeles, CA
"The National Council on the Arts provides important and invaluable advice and counsel to the Arts Endowment," said NEA Chairman Dana Gioia. "The President has appointed a group of artists and patrons who bring the passion, expertise, and commitment necessary to perform this duty on behalf of the American people. The entire NEA staff looks forward to working with all of our new Council members."
The National Council on the Arts advises the NEA Chairman on programs and policies. Council members review and make recommendations to the Chairman on grant applications, funding program guidelines, and national initiatives. Members are chosen for their widely recognized knowledge of the arts, their expertise or profound interest in the arts, and their established record of distinguished service or achievement in the arts. The Council consists of 14 private citizens and six ex officio Members of Congress. For more information on the Council, please go to http://www.arts.gov/about/NCA/About_NCA.html
The new Council members will replace outgoing members Don V. Cogman, Mary Costa, Katharine Cramer DeWitt, Teresa Lozano Long, Maribeth Walton McGinley, and Deedie Potter Rose.
Please see biographies of the nominees.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency