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City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture Meeting – Fri., Oct. 18
Friday, October 18 at 8:30 am -10:00 am San Diego State University | PSFA-200 5500 Campanile Drive | San Diego, CA 92182 As always, the monthly City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture meeting is open to the public and you are encouraged to attend! Meeting agenda highlights include: Election of a new chair Update on the rotation of existing Commissioners Update on Executive Director search Central Library public art Please click here for the full agenda. Parking Instructions: Please click here. SDSU will authorize a “NO-CITATION” policy for Friday morning from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. for the… Read more »
Pasadena Playhouse Welcomes Seema Sueko as Associate Artistic Director 9/5/13
Seema Sueko has been appointed the new Associate Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse. Sueko, who is the co-founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego and served as the Co-Chair for the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition, will assume her new role beginning January 6, 2014. CONGRATULATIONS, SEEMA!!! Click here for more information.
Denise Montgomery Resigns 7/26/13
Dear Colleagues in the Arts and Culture Community, It is with sadness that I share with you my decision to resign my position with the Filner administration. I wrestled with this decision out of commitment to the arts and culture community, however, I cannot in good conscience remain part of the Filner administration. I am deeply disappointed, as I had many goals and hopes for serving in this role. Getting to know more people and facets of our cultural community has been a highlight of my short tenure. Your work is an inspiration, from deep commitments to outreach, artistic risk taking,… Read more »
Save the Charitable Deduction! 7/23/13
The nonprofit arts community, like other charitable sectors, relies on the generosity of individual donations from people of every income level who believe the public good is served by supporting charitable organizations. For nearly 100 years, the Charitable Deduction has been one of the primary sources of revenue for arts and culture by incentivizing giving with a modest federal tax deduction. As Congress and the President struggle with addressing federal budget deficits, the deduction has been discussed as one possible way to increase revenue by either capping the value of the deduction to the taxpayer, reforming it or by elimination… Read more »
Boost in Arts Funding for the State of California – 7/15/13
Thank you to all who submitted a letter in support of AB 580. Our voices have been heard and the California Arts Council will see a $2 million budget increase in FY14! To read the official California Arts Council press release, click here. To read the LA Times article, click here.
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