SDRACC is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Steering Committee. Chris Chalupsky is the Sr. Manager of Arts and Community Partnerships for the San Diego Airport, Llewellyn Crain is the Director of Development for The Old Globe, and Yvonne Wise is the Chief Curator & Head of Office of Arts and Culture for the Port of San Diego. Each new member brings a wealth of experience and commitment to the arts and culture for the San Diego region.
To learn more about the Steering Committee, click here.
IMPORTANT: Call to Action
We Must Stay Diligent!
Please join us at the following meetings and make your voice heard to restore dramatic cuts to arts and culture funding. Invite your colleagues, friends and family. Let us know you are going RSVP here
City Budget Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2pm
City Administration Building
Council Chambers – 12th Floor
202 “C” Street, San Diego, CA 92101
District 9 – Budget Town Hall Meeting
Councilmember Georgette Gomez
If you live or provide programs,attend and speak in support of a flat $15.1 budget for arts and culture.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6pm
Hoover High School
4474 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
District 6 – Budget Town Hall Meeting
Councilmember Chris Cate
If you live or provide programs, attend and speak in support of a flat $15.1 budget for arts and culture.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
To attend, you MUST register in advance via this link
We Are Looking for Performers at the Rally
If you know of anyone who would like to perform at Rise Up for the Arts on Monday morning, please ask them to complete this form
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Make Your Voice Heard!
We must send a clear message that Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed 31% cut to arts and culture will result in job losses and the elimination of essential arts education programs in schools that will affect children throughout the city.
RALLY FOR ARTS AND CULTURE FUNDING
San Diego has long been a national leader in its commitment to public funding of the arts, however, the Mayor’s recommendation to cut arts and culture by $4.7 million is over a 31% cut to the Commission for Arts and Culture. This is a massive and unfair cut.
We need to encourage Councilmembers to bring equity to the process and continue their support of arts and culture.
RALLY: Monday, May 8, 2017 – 7:30am to 9:00am
(Prior to City Council Budget Hearing)
Civic Center Plaza, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101
RSVP via this link. Bring your colleagues, friends, and family.
7:30am – Sign Making
8:15am – Speakers
9:00am – City Council Budget Hearing – Fill the Hall! Make Your Voice Heard!
Invite your colleagues, friends, and family. Let’s fill the Plaza with working artists, arts staff, musicians, students and everyone who will be impacted by deep cuts to the arts.
Can’t make the rally?
Contact your city council representative: http://www.sdracc.org/action-alert-preserve-city-of-san-diego-arts-and-culture-funding/
Attend digitally! Share why you support the arts at #Rise4Arts!
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition
Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego
San Diego Museum Council
San Diego Performing Arts League
San Diego Dance Collective
San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals
Arts Education Resource Organization
Choral Consortium of San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
SDRACC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Please join us for our next General Membership meeting:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4pm at The Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park
Learn about Arts Advocacy in the San Diego Region and beyond, the San Diego Commission for Arts and Cultures, the San Diego Tourism Authority and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Candice Eley, Director of Communication, San Diego Tourism Authority
Carlos Cristiani, Advocacy and Outreach Committee Chair, City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
Dalouge Smith, California Arts Advocates Boardmember and President & CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
Erin Decker, Steering Committee, San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition
The SDRACC General Membership meeting is sponsored in part by The Fleet Science Center