Lady Gaga appointed co-chair of the Arts and Humanities Committee

Lady Gaga has been chosen as co-chair of the American Committee on the Arts and Humanities. After being dissolved five years ago, under the Trump administration, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, an assembly aimed at enhancing art and humanitarian issues in America and beyond, was renewed by the current US president Joe Biden. On April 13, the White House tenant named the co-chairs of the revamped board, and named Lady Gaga and producer Bruce Cohen. Other well-known faces such as Jennifer Garner, George Clooney and Shonda Rhimes also appear on the committee.

Lady Gaga’s choice

Joe Biden continues to show appreciation for Lady Gaga: the artist had already performed for the president on inauguration day. In the motivation that accompanied the singer’s appointment as co-chair of the committee, we read: “Stefani Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist. She has sold over 170 million records and won 13 Grammy Awards, making her one of the most appreciated and awarded musicians in history. […] Lady Gaga is known for her philanthropy and her staunch support for LGBTQI+ rights and mental health. You helped President Biden support the It’s On Us campaign to fight campus assaults. Over the years she has worked tirelessly to defend equality and has been a great supporter of mental health awareness”. some personalities who over the years have distinguished themselves for their commitment, not only professional, but also humanitarian.

What is the Arts and Humanities Committee

The Committee represents a consultative body for President Joe Biden on matters of a cultural nature. After a five-year hiatus, it was reconstituted following the dissolution of the board during the Trump administration as a form of protest. Indeed, Joe Biden signed an executive order in September to rehabilitate the institution, which was created in 1982 under former President Ronald Reagan as part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.