Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month – Resources

Thank you to Californians for the Arts (CFTA) for providing these resources to make the inaugural Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month (ACCM) a success. If you were not able to attend our General Meeting on March 4th, you may access the PowerPoint presentation by clicking here.

This page will be updated regularly with collateral to help you and your organization plan your activities and events during Arts, Culture, and Creativity month. You may download and share this information with your colleagues.

Call to Action

  • Register to participate in Arts, Culture, and Creativity month.
  • Spread the word. Share this link or this page.
  • Attend the Arts Advocacy Training on March 21st in Chula Vista.
  • Read the Ways to Engage guide from CFTA to learn about the different ways to participate in ACCM.
  • Submit your event to Californians for the Arts for ACCM partnership consideration.

Keep Your Legislators Informed by Sending a Letter

Write to the chairs of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees asking for their commitment to funding the California Arts Council (CAC). Use this template and use this link to find your elected officials.

Place an Op-Ed in Your Local Newspaper

  • Writing a letter to the editor of a local newspaper is a quick, simple and free method of raising the public’s awareness on a topic.
  • Write an article about the impact of arts, culture, and creativity in your community.
  • Use data, tell a compelling impact story.

Logos / Images

Right click on each image to download and save. You may incorporate these images in the promotion of your events, social media, and programs.

Arts Advocacy Training

Thursday, March 21, 6-8pm

Chula Vista Civic Center Library Auditorium
365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Free to attend; RSVP is required via this link 

This April is the inaugural Arts, Culture & Creativity Month for the state of California! There will be events statewide advancing the arts, all leading up to the Advocacy Day on April 23 in Sacramento. 

Learn more on how to:

  • Educate decision makers about the benefits about arts and culture programs
  • Connect and mobilize
  • Share arts impact stories
  • Build our case and show our strength

For more information, cvarts@chulavistaca.gov

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SDRACC General Meeting – April is Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month

CALL TO ACTION

April is Arts, Culture & Creativity Month in California 

How Can You and Your Organization Get Connected?

Please Join Your Colleagues…
Monday, March 4th, 4pm – 5:30pm
Fleet Science Center Community Room in Balboa Park
1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
(Enter from parking lot behind building)    

Please RSVP here

San Diego County will be taking a leading role in the Californians for the Arts first Arts, Culture & Creativity campaign to engage the entire state in advancing the Arts. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this inaugural month-long event a success.

Join us on Monday, March 4, 2019, to help coordinate and mobilize our efforts to advance the arts across San Diego county in April and learn more about Advocacy Day in Sacramento on April 23, 2019.

You can find out more about Arts, Culture and Creativity Month by clicking here.

California Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month

Starting in 2019, April will officially be Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month in the state of California.
Register to participate in the first annual Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month. There are many ways to get involved!

  • Host an event
  • Represent your art, organization, or community
  • Provide training
  • Sponsor an event
  • Volunteer your time to help make it happen!

To participate or volunteer with Californians for the Arts, click here.

Save the date for Arts, Culture, and Creativity Advocacy Day on April 23, 2019 in Sacramento. More details to be announced. 

SDRACC will be hosting events in the month of April in the San Diego Region so stay tuned of more details.

Meet City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture New Executive Director, Jonathon Glus

The San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition in partnership with the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership invites our region’s arts and culture leaders to meet Mayor Faulconer’s recently appointed Executive Director of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Jonathon Glus.

Learn about Jonathon’s vision for advancing arts and culture in the City of San Diego, and get the latest updates on critical regional and national arts advocacy issues.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 3PM – 5PM

Where: City Heights Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Avenue

San Diego, CA 92105

Free to attend but must RSVP. Space is limited. 

 

RSVP via this link

This SDRACC General Membership meeting is sponsored in part byBalboa Park Cultural Partnership and the City Heights Performance Annex.

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


Meet California Arts Council Director, Anne Bown-Crawford

Thursday, March 15th at 4pm to Meet California Arts Council Director, Anne Bown-Crawford

The San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition in partnership with the California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts invites our region’s arts and culture leaders to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s recently appointed Director of the California Arts Council, Anne Bown-Crawford.
Learn about Anne’s vision for advancing arts, culture and creativity in California, and get the latest updates on critical regional and national arts advocacy issues.

We are happy to welcome and host Anne Bown-Crawford in Balboa Park, a pilot Cultural District designated by the California Arts Council.

Limited Seats. RSVP via this link.

 
After the reception, please join us at Panama 66 to mix and mingle with art and culture leaders from the San Diego region.

 

Thank you to our partners

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2018 Rise Up for the Arts Advocacy Kick-off Meeting

With the help of many in the community, the Rise Up for Arts and Culture campaign this year successfully minimized devastating cuts from 31% to the city average of 3.5%.
 
We are hearing early rumblings that, unfortunately, we are going to need to re-double our efforts for this coming budget cycle and for years to come to ensure OSP/CCSD funding is not continually on the chopping block.
 

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