President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities focuses on arts and humanities education, cultural diplomacy, economic revitalization through the arts and humanities and special events dedicated to recognizing excellence in these areas. Since our members include government agencies and private individuals, we provide a dynamic link between the public and private sectors. All of our efforts are collaborative, and we work primarily with the White House and our cultural partners, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In all that we do, we strive to connect the people of the United States with each other and with the rest of the world through dance, music, literature, painting and sculpture and heritage and cultural tourism.

Graduate Musical Theatre Writing: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU

The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program is a master's degree program specially designed for the major collaborators in the creation of new musical theatre and opera. The program's aim is to give students the skills to be able to wed form to content in original ways that best fulfill their unique artistic visions.


By reaching disaffected teenage students through transforming dreary and often unsightly public spaces in their schools, Publicolor re-engages these young people in their education and their communities by giving them a sense of pride in their work and belief in their own potential. This kind of self-confidence has led to real progress in the classroom. Last year alone 100% of Publicolor participants graduated from their schools as compared with 31% of their classmates; there were no Publicolor dropouts in either 2007 or 2008!

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $140 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.

Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women prepares young women of Baltimore for success in college and life. BLSYW engages students in learning through a strong academic culture and innovative teaching practices essential to the development of the whole young woman—emotionally, physically and scholastically. BLSYW cultivates self confidence, individuality, and a strong sense of community responsibility. Young women of BLSYW demonstrate leadership at every level—self, school and society