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Axing arts and public broadcasting funding in the US: Who's affected?

US President Donald Trump's 2017 budget includes the elimination of federal funding for the arts, humanities and public broadcasting. These are the people and entities who stand to lose.

Although it may not be very well known outside of the United States, funding via government institutions, on the national, state, county and municipal levels, is one way the country supports its artists. For the time being at least.

Arts and humanities in the United States have received financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) since 1965. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which subsidizes non-commercial radio and television programming, was founded two years later.

All three institutions will be on the chopping block, however, if the Trump Administration's proposed budget is passed by Congress.

The cuts would eliminate a number of projects that could not exist without federal funding. Click through the pictures above to find out more about the kinds of activities that are threatened.

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