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

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 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

House Increases NEA Funding

On May 15, 2018, the U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee advanced legislation to fund the nation’s federal cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

We are happy to report that under the leadership of Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Ranking Member Betty McCollum (D-MN), the Subcommittee allocated increases of $2 million to both the NEA and the NEH, bringing their budgets up to $155 million each for FY 2019. Thanks to your impactful grassroots advocacy work, this is the same appropriation level that we requested on Arts Advocacy Day this past March.

Breaking News : Arts Victory in Congress!

News from Americans for the Arts

Victory! The voices of arts advocates were heard on Capitol Hill.

On March 21, 2018, Congress released the details of its delayed current year FY 2018 Omnibus spending bill. I am pleased to share that arts advocates like you helped convince Congress to reject President Trump’s proposal to terminate the nation’s cultural agencies. In fact, Congress has allocated an INCREASE in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to$152.849 million each. Please check our blog post for a detailed list of of Omnibus allocations to each of the federal cultural agencies and arts education programs.

This victory is such a fitting tribute to last week’s passing of Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chair Representative Louise Slaughter, who spent her career in Congress fighting for the arts. She had most recently co-authored an Arts Advocacy Day “Dear Colleague” letter to her fellow Members of Congress recruiting a record number of 166 House Democrats and Republicans to sign a joint letter to House Appropriators to increase arts funding in America.

Together, Arts Action Fund members provided a strong and united voice for the arts:

·Grassroots arts advocates sent close to 200,000 messages to Members of Congress, thousands more signed our petitions and visited their elected Representatives and Senators.

·Our Arts Action Fund PAC was incredibly effective in educating and supporting key leaders in Congress to take an important stand on the arts.

·Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA), soundly rejected President Trump’s attempt to terminate our nation’s cultural agencies.

·Persuasive and timely ads were placed in political publications during key decision times to inform Members of Congress about the latest research on the economic power of the arts.

Below are the final funding levels for the cultural agencies:

Key Federally Funded Arts Program/Agency

(in $ millions)

President Trump’s

Proposal

U.S. House

Proposal

U.S. Senate

Committee Proposal

 

Final

FY 2018 Funding

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

*Termination

$145

$150

$152.8

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

*Termination

$145

$150

$152.8

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

*Termination

$231

$235

$240

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

*Termination

$445 (plus $0 for interconnection system)

$445 (plus $20 for interconnection system)

$445(plus $20 for interconnection system)

Assistance for Arts Education

$0

$0

$27

$29

Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

$0

$500

$450

$1,100

Smithsonian Institution

$947

$885

$878­

$1,043

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

$36.7

$36.7

$36.7

$40.5

National Gallery of Art

$147

$155.5

$156.5

$166

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

$54

$57

$57

$59

Save America’s Treasures

$0

$4

$3

$13

Commission of Fine Arts

$2.6

$2.6

$2.8

$2.8

National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs

$0

$2

$2

$2.75

Educational and Cultural Exchange programs

$285

$591

$634

$646

Community Development Block Grants

$0

$2,900

$3,000

$3,300