President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities 2009-2016: A Legacy of ActionPresident's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities 2009-2016: A Legacy of Action

September 23, 2016

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities 2009-2016: A Legacy of Action highlights the results of the synergy of collaboration the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) forged with the private sector and each of the cultural agencies—National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services—over the last eight years, catalyzing groundbreaking initiatives in arts education like Turnaround Arts  and expanding legacy programs like the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards. The transformation and change envisioned by PCAH’s Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama came about through the individual and collective creativity and energy of PCAH members. Together this President’s Committee built model programs that were similar to, but different than anything that had come before in nurturing the talents, aspirations and knowledge of our nation’s youth.