A Proclamation on Nationwide Arts And Humanities Month, 2022

September 30, 2022

     For hundreds of years, American arts and humanities have been a beacon of sunshine and understanding, recording our historical past and advancing new methods of pondering.  This Nationwide Arts and Humanities month, we have a good time our Nation’s visionary artists, students, and creators whose work touches and divulges the soul of America.

     My Administration is dedicated to creating the humanities and humanities extra accessible to folks of all ages and background, uplifting extra voices, inspiring new generations, and exhibiting the complete energy of our instance as a fantastic Nation.  We have invested a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in strengthening the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and our American Rescue Plan allotted over a billion extra to assist museums, libraries, theaters, live performance halls, and different venues get better from the pandemic.  

     This essential assist comes on prime of a historic Govt Order I signed this week to advertise the humanities, humanities, and museum and library providers.  The order re-establishes the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and directs cooperation amongst Federal businesses and places of work to strengthen our Nation’s well being, financial system, fairness, and civic life via these disciplines.  Moreover, I’m proud to have appointed Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson to chair the NEA, the primary African American and Mexican American to move the company, and Shelly C. Lowe to chair the NEH, the primary Native American in that function.  Collectively, we’ll hold working to assist artists, students, and leaders who appear to be America and can assist inform our full story as a Nation.  

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     The NEH constitution says it finest:  Democracy calls for knowledge.  The steps we’re taking this month will assist American creators and communities, foster new understanding, and encourage us all to deal with our hardest challenges and hold pushing ahead to type a extra good Union.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the US of America, by advantage of the authority vested in me by the Structure and the legal guidelines of the US, do hereby proclaim October 2022 as Nationwide Arts and Humanities Month.  I name on the folks of the US to watch this month with acceptable applications, ceremonies, and celebrations. 

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I’ve hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, within the 12 months of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the 2 hundred and forty-seventh.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.