President Biden Issues Executive Order on Promoting the Arts and Humanities

On September 30, 2022, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order on Promoting the Arts, the Humanities, and Museum and Library Services. The executive order establishes the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to support engagement to advance the arts, humanities, and museum and library services. “We are thrilled that the Biden-Harris Administration has chosen to recognize the essential importance of the humanities to the health and success of our nation and communities by designating this month of observation and reconvening a presidential committee to augment NEH’s efforts to reach all Americans,” said Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities Shelly C. Lowe in a statement. “This executive order will elevate the humanities and help American communities reach their full potential through engagement with history, literature, languages, and cultural heritage.”