[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2006]
[Pages 456-457]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

The purpose of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities is to 
develop and promote a broadly conceived national policy of support for 
the humanities and the arts in the United States, and for institutions 
which preserve the cultural heritage of the United States.

The National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities was created as an 
independent agency by the National Foundation on the Arts and the 
Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951). The Foundation consists of the 
National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the 
Humanities, the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and the 
Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Federal Council on the 
Arts and the Humanities assists the Endowments in coordinating their 
programs and other activities with those of Federal agencies. Each 
Endowment is advised on its respective grantmaking and related policies, 
programs, and procedures by its own National Council, composed of the 
Endowment Chairman and other members appointed by the President and 
confirmed by the Senate. Members of

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Congress, appointed by the leadership of the House and the Senate, serve 
in an ex officio, non-voting capacity on the National Council on the 
Arts. The Federal Council's membership comprises the Chairmen of the two 
Endowments, the Director of Museum and Library Services, and other key 
Federal cultural officials. Excluding participation by certain of its 
members, the Federal Council makes agreements to indemnify--against loss 
or damage--items eligible under the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act (20 
U.S.C. 971).

[For the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities statement of 
        organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, 
        Part 1100]