Serving as a volunteer citizen in his personal capacity, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch is pleased to join the Biden-Harris transition Arts and Humanities Agency Review Team. Lynch’s work on the transition team will be done apart from his role as president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, which is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its sister organization, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which supports all pro-arts candidates for political office.
The November 10th press announcement from the Biden-Harris transition states that “the Arts and Humanities group includes the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution.
“Agency review teams are responsible for understanding the operations of each agency, ensuring a smooth transfer of power, and preparing for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and their cabinet to hit the ground running on Day One. These teams are composed of highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in crucial policy areas across the federal government. The teams have been crafted to ensure they not only reflect the values and priorities of the incoming administration, but reflect the diversity of perspectives crucial for addressing America’s most urgent and complex challenges.”
Americans for the Arts’s congratulatory statement to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris can be found here.