A! Magazine for the Arts

President Obama issues Proclamation for National Arts and Humanities Month

October 18, 2009

National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast celebration of culture in America. Held every October and coordinated by Americans for the Arts, NAHM is the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation.

In past years, Americans for the Arts has received letters of support, which are simply letters to a specific constituency, like arts supporters.

This year, Americans for the Arts is pleased to circulate the official proclamation issued by the White House in support of National Arts and Humanities Month.

This proclamation is significant and historic because it is the first time that National Arts and Humanities Month has been recognized by an official presidential proclamation, which is a symbolic, more significant decree. By issuing this historic public statement in his first year in office, President Obama has taken this opportunity to recognize the contributions that our cultural assets make to America's diversity, humanity, and economic health.

Read the Official Proclamation

For more information on this proclamation, e-mail Director of Federal Affairs Narric Rome at nrome@artsusa.org.