Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Americans for the Arts is excited to collaborate with Cuseum on Ink For The Arts, a new initiative to unite people in the fight against the elimination of federal arts programs. The campaign comes in reaction to the ongoing threats to cut funding for the arts, which would put the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and other programs at risk.

Cuseum designed and produced thousands of creative “sailor style” temporary tattoos for arts supporters to wear as a public sign of solidarity and resilience. People can show their support by posting photos of themselves with the tattoos on social media with the campaign hashtag #InkForTheArts.

Americans for the Arts is pairing #InkForTheArts with #ShowYourArt2017, a social media challenge for National Arts and Humanities Month, on October 19 with a challenge theme of “tattoos” on that day. In a national public opinion poll on the arts released in 2016, Americans for the Arts found that 73% of Americans believe that tattoos are a form of art, and 27% of Americans boast a tattoo.