October 2018 City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission Meetings

City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission Meetings

The following are the dates and times for the Arts and Culture Commission and Committee meetings in the month of October. Please check the Commission for Arts and Culture website for meeting agenda and location. 

Commission’s Advocacy & Outreach Committee
 
When: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Commission’s Public Art Committee
When: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Commission’s Policy & Funding Committee
When: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Commission’s Executive Committee
When: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Arts and Culture Commission Meeting
When: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 10:30AM

Candidate Forum – San Diego County Supervisor District 5, Sep 21, 2018

The North County Arts Network invites you to meet the candidates for San Diego County Supervisor District 5 Jim Desmond and Michelle Gomez at a candidate forum.

When: Friday, September 21, 2018 6PM – 7PM (Doors open at 5:30pm)
Where: Mira Costa College, Oceanside Campus
Presented in the Little Theatre (OC-3601)

 

Free to attend
For more information and to RSVP, click this link
 
Arts professionals and advocates are highly encouraged to attend to help learn about the candidates’ perspective on the Arts.

 

September 2018 City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission Meetings

City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission Meetings

The following are the dates and times for the Arts and Culture Commission and Committee meetings in the month of September. Please check the Commission for Arts and Culture website for meeting agenda and location. 

Commission’s Advocacy & Outreach Committee
 
When: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Commission’s Public Art Committee
When: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Commission’s Policy & Funding Committee
When: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Commission’s Executive Committee
When: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Arts and Culture Commission Meeting
When: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 10:30AM

Arts and Culture Community Celebration

Arts + Culture Community Celebration

You are cordially invited to join your colleagues to celebrate community leaders, budget, and ballot victories.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5:30PM to 7:30PM 

San Diego Natural History Museum, Rooftop
1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Please use the museum’s North entrance
Honoring past SDRACC Chair Dalouge Smith as he begins a new chapter as the new CE for the Lewis Prize for Music
 
To attend, register through this link 

 

Thank you to our sponsors


State Budget Includes $8.8 Million One-Time Increase in California Arts Council Funding

State Budget Includes $8.8 Million One-Time Increase in California Arts Council Funding

On Wendnesday, June 27, 2018,Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes a $8.8 million one-time increased funding allocation for the California Arts CouncilCalifornia’s state arts agency.

This fiscal year 2018-19 one-time $8.8 million funding increase will extend the reach of the California Arts Council’s competitive grant programs to meet the needs and demand for arts and cultural experiences benefiting diverse communities across the state. These programs serve California communities by funding local nonprofit arts activities with a focus on fostering safe and healthy communities, arts learning, and equitable access to the arts.

To learn more, click here.

July 2018 City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission Meetings

July 2018 City of San Diego Arts and Culture Commission Meetings

 

The following are the dates and times for the Arts and Culture Commission and Committee meetings in the month of July. Please check the Commission for Arts and Culture website for meeting agenda and location. 

Commission’s Advocacy & Outreach Committee 
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Commission’s Public Art Committee
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Commission’s Policy & Funding Committee
When: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Commission’s Executive Committee
When: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Arts and Culture Commission Meeting

When: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 10:30AM

California Arts Council “Statewide and Regional Networks” Grant Award

We got the grant! The San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition is one of 43 grantees chosen for the Statewide and Regional Networks program from the California Arts Council. 

The Statewide and Regional Networks program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to supporting arts service organizations reflective of California’s diverse populations. The program provides general operating grants for arts service organization networks with regional or statewide reach. Arts service organizations serve as networks to provide specialized, practical services for artists, arts organizations, and cultural communities.

The award was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council.

“Our Statewide and Regional Network grantees have their finger on the pulse of their communities,” said Nashormeh Lindo, Chair of the California Arts Council. “San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition is part of a passionate group of arts service organizations whose tireless efforts keep the creative heart of California healthy and thriving.”

A complete listing of all Statewide and Regional Network grantees can be viewed at http://arts.ca.gov/programs/files/FY1718_ProjectDescriptions_SRN.pdf.

We are honored to be among the 43 grantees. This grant will help us continue our advocacy efforts and expand our programming in the San Diego region.

California Arts Council 18-19 Budget Update

In the May budget Revision, Governor Jerry Brown added $5 million one time funding in the Arts Council’s budget. On May 24th, the legislature voted to increase the Arts Council’s budget by $5 million one time funding over the May Revision, for a total

of $25.1 million in general fund support for the California Arts Council in the 18-19 budget year. Stay tuned for the next step in the arts council budget process.
 
In the meantime, please reach out to our legislators and Governor Jerry Brown to thank them for their ongoing support of arts and culture.
 
Here is an example of a message you might wish to send:
 

Dear ______________,

We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Governor Jerry Brown and the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees for proposing and advancing a significant increase in funding for the California Arts Council for 2019! Thank you for your ongoing investment in the arts and culture. Every county—rural, urban, and suburban—receives funding to offer arts experiences to ALL, including underserved populations, at risk youth, veterans, children, families and senior citizens. All have benefited from the more than 1,000 grants made last year to local organizations that know their communities and how to engage them.

And spread the word that the California Arts Advocates are hard at work to advance the arts, culture and creativity in California and have continued to successfully influence additional funding to support California Arts Council programs.

Please see the list below to find your representatives. If you are not sure who is your representative, click here.

Legislator Roster List

 

District California State Senator Contact Information
36 Senator Patricia C Bates Email
38 Senator Joel Anderson Email
39 Senator Toni Atkins Email
40 Senator Ben Hueso Email

 

District California State Assembly Contact Information
67 Assembly Member Melissa Melendez Email
71 Assembly Member Randy Voepel Email
75 Assembly Member Marie Waldron Email
76 Assembly Member Rocky Chavez Email
77 Assembly Member Brian Maienschein Email
78 Assembly Member Todd Gloria Email
79 Assembly Member Shirley Weber Email
80 Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher Email