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HELP MAKE HISTORY! – 4/23/13
Please take just a few moments out of your day to send a letter in support of Bill AB 580. It’s a simple, yet tangible way that you can impact future arts funding for the entire State of California! Want to see which of your fellow arts and culture organizations have already supported the bill? Please click here. IMPORTANT UPDATE ON BILL AB 580 AB 580 went through its first committee hearing on Tuesday, April 9. Up next is the Appropriations Committee. It is imperative that over the next week, we get as many letters as possible in… Read more »
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON BILL AB 580 – 4/4/13
Cynthia Alvarez, Assemblymember Nazarian’s staffer who is assigned to AB 580, confirmed that the bill will have its first committee hearing next Tuesday, April 9 (which also happens to be Americans for the Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC). Now it is imperative that we get as many letters as possible into Assemblymember Nazarian’s office, and in the correct format (signed, on letterhead, and faxed or emailed as a PDF). As of today, 29 letters have been received–but WE NEED MORE. Please read the most up-to-date fact sheet about bill AB 580 here. Please assist in this advocacy effort by… Read more »
ACTION ALERT! Support Bill AB 580 to Increase CA State Funding for the Arts!
State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian of LA County introduced a bill in Sacramento last week to fund the California Arts Council at the level of $75M – or just under $2 per person. Funding at this level would move California from 49th place in per capita investment in the arts to about 12th place. The bill, AB 580, will now begin the process of committee review. California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts are asking arts organizations to help advance the bill by sending formal letters of support to Assemblymember Nazarian’s office. At this early stage of the legislative process,… Read more »
Penny for the Arts Update
Great News! On Monday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to include the Penny for the Arts Blueprint in the City Council Budget Priorities memorandum that will be sent to Mayor Filner for his consideration in developing San Diego’s proposed FY14 budget. This is a big step in the right direction, but our work is not done! You can count on the SDRACC to keep you up to date on the City’s FY14 budget. But in the meantime, we encourage you to take just a few minutes to thank each Council Member for his/her unanimous support of A… Read more »
Jan. 24 – General Membership Meeting with Mayor Filner!
Please join us for our General Membership Meeting with Special Guest Mayor Bob Filner Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:30am – 10:00am Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Multi-Purpose Room (part of the Performing Arts Center complex) 6845 University Ave. | San Diego, CA | 92115 (Please see below for detailed map) RSVP by Tuesday, January 22 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Arts Philanthropist David Copley Dies at Age 60
Read more here.
Rocco Landesman Steps Down from NEA Chairmanship
Read Rocco’s statement here.
Save the Date! A Celebration for Victoria Hamilton
SAVE THE DATE – Details to Follow Wednesday, November 28, 2012: 5:00pm – 7:00pm A Celebration of Victoria Hamilton’s 24 Years as Executive Director of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture Catamaran Resort Hotel – Aviary Ballroom 3999 Mission Boulevard San Diego, CA 92109
Victoria Hamilton Steps Down after 24 Years of Service
November 2, 2012 City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture Executive Director Victoria Hamilton will step down from her role at the end of the month. Victoria has been an incredible asset to San Diego’s arts and culture community for more than two decades, building the City’s arts funding programs from the ground up. She has also been an invaluable partner to the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition as we advocate in support of the arts. Victoria’s contributions to the San Diego arts community are numerous, from initiating the Cultural Tourism Program partnership with ConVis, a… Read more »
GREAT NEWS FOR SAN DIEGO!
On Monday, October 22, the City Council approved a five-year blueprint for A Penny for the Arts, which will more than double the Commission for Arts and Culture’s budget by 2017 to fund arts and arts education programs, cultural tourism promotion, special events (like the Balboa Park Centennial in 2015), deferred maintenance on arts facilities and public art. Five years ago we could have never anticipated this kind of overwhelming support from the City Council. We are grateful to the entire Council for a unanimous approval of this plan, to Mayor Sanders for supporting it throughout the process,… Read more »