Call to Action – Budget Committee Meeting and Town Hall Meetings

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

Mayor Proposes Partial Restoration of Funding Cuts – Our Position: Restore All the Cuts

Mayor Proposes Partial Restoration of Funding Cuts
 Our Position – Restore All the Cuts
The San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition is pleased that the Mayor has heard the community’s message about how devastating the 31% cut to arts and culture funding would be. But reducing it to a 15% cut with a $12.8 million allocation is still going to result in lost jobs and program cuts.
We maintain that at least a flat $15.1 million budget would have less negative impact to the investment city-funded arts, culture and science groups have in the community.  TOT revenue continues to grow; maintaining flat funding at $15.1 million still frees money for other General Fund uses.
Put in context of where we should be with the city’s promise of Penny for the Arts at $22 million of TOT funds, we still have a long way to go.   We trust that Councilmembers will see the impact to their districts and support a flat $15.1 budget as they review the budget over the next two weeks, and that after budget season we can bring everyone together to find a long term solution to fully fund the promise of Penny for the Arts.

Rise Up for the Arts – Social Media Info Sheet and Logos

.We need your help spreading the word about the rally!

Download the images in this page for use in your social media and emails to promote the rally.

Social Media Info Sheet and logos link below

RiseUpfortheArts-SocialMedia InfoSheet

Rise Up_for the Arts_Flyer Masthead

Rise Up_for the Arts_Logo

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.

Action Alert – Rise Up for the Arts! Preserve Penny for the Arts

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.

HERE’S HOW:
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.

Schedule:
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!

Organizations Participating:
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

Action Alert – Upcoming Meetings

The arts and culture community is facing major challenges with the Mayor’s proposed cuts to funding. It is critical that we work together and voice our concerns to Councilmembers and the Mayor.
What’s next?                           
The next step is to have a strong presence at the upcoming City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture meetings as well as the budget meetings listed below.
We Need You There
Friday, April 21, 2017 
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
11:00am – 11:30am Executive Committee Meeting
11:30am – 12:30pm Advocacy and Outreach Committee Meeting
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. – The Independent Budget Analyst presents her analysis of the FY18 Proposed Budget in the City Council Chambers
  • Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – Councilmember Barbara Bry hosts a public town hall meeting about the FY18 proposed budget
  • Monday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – The City Council’s Budget Review Committee will hear the Commission’s official departmental budget presentation
  • Monday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. – City Council holds an evening meeting for public input on the FY18 Proposed Budget
  • Thursday, May 18, 2:00 p.m. – City Council’s Budget review Committee reviews the Mayor’s May Revise to the FY18 Proposed Budget (City Council’s final budget modification priority memos are due to the IBA on Monday, May 22)
  • Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. – Councilmember Chris Cate hosts a public town hall meeting about the FY18 proposed budget
  • Monday, June 5 2:00 p.m. – City Council makes final vote on FY18 budget
Please stay on standby and check our website as City Councilmembers schedule town hall budget hearings

Action Alert – Preserve City of San Diego Arts and Culture Funding

ACTION ALERT
Preserve City of San Diego 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. Compared to other city departments this is a disproportionate cut and is unfair.
We need to encourage Councilmembers to bring equity to the process and continue their support of arts and culture.
Please contact members of the San Diego City Council today with the following message:
Dear Councilmember (Name):
I am writing on behalf of (xyz organization or individual), and as a member of the San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition, to thank you for your ongoing support of arts and culture. We respectively request that you urge the Mayor to continue supporting Penny for the Arts and to support a flat $15.1 budget for arts and culture for the FY18 budget.  As an (organization, artist, arts donor), City funding (tell your story here).  Thank you.
City Council Email Addresses
District 1
Council President Barbara Bry
barbarabry@sandiego.gov
District 2
Councilmember Lorie Zapf

District 3
Councilmember Chris Ward
christopherward@sandiego.gov
District 4
Council President Myrtle Cole
myrtlecole@sandiego.gov
District 5
Councilmember Mark Kersey
markkersey@sandiego.gov
District 6
Councilmember Chris Cate
chriscate@sandiego.gov
District 7
Councilmember Scott Sherman
scottsherman@sandiego.gov
District 8
Councilmember David Alvarez
davidalvarez@sandiego.gov
District 9
Councilmember Georgette Gomez
georgettegomez@sandiego.gov
Thank you for advocating for a vibrant arts and culture community!

SDRACC General Membership Meeting, April 12, 2017

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.

Speakers:

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

RSVP TODAY

Action Alert – Penny for the Arts

URGENT ACTION ALERT – Respond by Thursday at 5pm

PENNY FOR THE ARTS – CITY OF SAN DIEGO

 

We need to urge our Councilmembers to include in the Budget Memo support for Penny for the Arts. 

 

Please contact members of the San Diego City Council today with the following message:

 

Dear Councilmember (NAME):

 

I am writing on behalf of (xyz organization or individual), and as a  member of the San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition, to thank you for your continued support of arts and culture.  We respectively request that you include in your Budget Memo, as a priority, support for Penny for the Arts.  As an (organization, artist, arts donor), City funding for the arts (tell your story here).  Thank you.

 

City Council Email Addresses

 

District 1

Council President Barbara Bry

barbarabry@sandiego.gov

 

District 2
Councilmember Lorie Zapf
loriezapf@sandiego.gov

 

District 3
Councilmember Chris Ward
christopherward@sandiego.gov

 

District 4
Council President Myrtle Cole
myrtlecole@sandiego.gov

 

District 5
Councilmember Mark Kersey
markkersey@sandiego.gov 

 

District 6
Councilmember Chris Cate
chriscate@sandiego.gov 

 

District 7
Councilmember Scott Sherman
scottsherman@sandiego.gov 

 

District 8
Councilmember David Alvarez
davidalvarez@sandiego.gov

 

District 9
Councilmember Georgette Gomez
georgettegomez@sandiego.gov
Arts Staff Representative Marisa Beruman

 

Thank you for advocating for the arts!