Action Alert / National Endowment for the Arts

Federal Arts & Culture Funding Threatened! What you need to know & how you can help…

California Arts Advocates is vigorously opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museum & Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. All arts-concerned Californians are urged to learn more about why this is such a bad idea and what a disastrous … Continue reading

Action Alert / California Arts Council / California State Assembly / California State Senate

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

Action Alert / California Arts Council / California State Assembly / California State Senate

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

Action Alert / California State Assembly / California State Senate

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

Action Alert / California Arts Council / California State Assembly

Breaking News: $10 Million Increase for California Arts Council Passes Assembly Subcommittee!

State arts funding got a big boost today as the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4 approved a $10 million increase.  Yes votes were Chairman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) and Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) and Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco).  Abstaining was Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach).  Voting no was Assemblymember Donald Wagner (R-Irvine), who had signed … Continue reading

Action Alert / California Arts Council / California State Assembly / California State Senate

URGENT: Your letter is needed NOW to urge increased state arts funding!

Please use the following as your model letter template, then send a fax (on your own letterhead) to the recipients at the bottom and those designated to receive copies. [Click “Continue reading” to see letter template!]         May 19, 2014 The Honorable Mark Leno                         The Honorable Nancy Skinner California State Senate                                California … Continue reading

Action Alert / California Arts Council / California State Assembly

21 Assemblymembers – of BOTH parties – sign Nazarian letter supporting increased state arts funding!

Here is the list of Assemblymembers who have signed this letter to Budget Committee Chair Nancy Skinner.  If your representative is not on the list, please share Assemblymember Nazarian’s letter with her/him to consider becoming a signatory. Adrin Nazarian Assembly Member, 46th AD Sharon Quirk-Silva Assembly Member, 65th AD Weslev Chesbro Assembly Member, 2nd AD … Continue reading