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IT’S OFFICIAL! $5 Million State Arts Funding Increase Signed Into Law!

Dear California Arts Lover, Today, June 20, 2014, is a day on which the tide has turned at last for arts funding in our state! This morning, Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014-15 state budget with the Legislature’s proposed $5 million increase in arts funding intact. We thank the Governor for upholding his belief in … Continue reading

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Tell Governor Brown $5 Million for the Arts is a Great Investment!

Last night, the Legislature approved a budget that includes $5 million in funding for the California Arts Council! We are asking your help ONE MORE TIME as increased funding for the California Arts Council this year approaches its final hurdle: Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. Please communicate to the Governor your support for the Legislature’s $5 Million appropriation TODAY! … Continue reading

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$7 Million Unanimously Approved by Conference Committee for CA Arts Council!

On June 5, at 10:15, the Legislative Budget Conference Committee voted 8-0 to approve an appropriation of $7 million for 2014-15 to the California Arts Council.  *(See bottom of message for “What happens next?”)  Most of the conferees took this opportunity to speak glowingly about the value of the arts to the community, to children, … Continue reading

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TODAY IS THE DAY! No time to waste–Make YOUR voice heard this morning!

We understand that the Legislative Budget Conference Committee will review the California Arts Council budget item this afternoon.  So far, we are gratified by the large numbers of artists, arts leaders and arts lovers who have responded to our call to action.  But THIS MORNING is CRITICAL! IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE … Continue reading

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Big Arts Funding Win–BUT NOT YET IN CALIFORNIA!

The State of Florida this week increased its arts funding by 350%–to $43 million (higher than California’s has ever been!). What’s Florida got that we don’t? Come on, arts advocates–make your voices heard (and THIS is the week to do it!). The California Legislature’s Budget Conference Committee has not yet voted on the California Arts … Continue reading

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URGENT: Increased State Arts Funding Decision Imminent – PLEASE ACT TODAY!

The Legislative Budget Conference Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 3 MONDAY, JUNE 2, and among the issues it will act upon is the increase in state arts funding that was recommended by the Assembly earlier this month. This is a critical moment for what we believe is our best chance in over a decade to restore … Continue reading