In just a few weeks, San Diego voters will select a new mayor and city administration. The third part in KPBS Midday Edition’s series of interviews <http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/sep/19/business-leaders-discuss-what-they-want-san-diegos/> shows what arts and culture leaders are hoping for in a new mayor.
Today (Wednesday, Sept. 26) at 12:40 pm, tune in to KPBS Midday Edition to hear local arts and culture leaders talk about what could make San Diego’s arts and culture community better, and how a new administration could improve this area throughout the county.
Links to the two previous interviews:
Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 8:30am
4040 Twiggs Street | San Diego, CA 92110
It’s election season! Find out how YOU can have an impact on San Diego’s arts and culture community at this critical time by attending San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition’s quarterly General Membership Meeting. All are welcome!
RSVP to Erin Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and affiliation.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 | Starts at 10:00am
Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station
Your Voice, Your Event!
VOSD created Politifest because San Diegans deserve a festival where the whole family can spend the day learning about their city – while having fun.
What other festival can offer this?
* Lincoln/Douglas-style mayoral debate
* Idea Tournament, presented by SDG&E, where citizens compete to present their
solutions to San Diego’s biggest challenges
* Kid Zone complete with mini-voter booths
* City 101 Speed Sessions where you can learn about important issues in minutes
* Live music
* Stone Brewing Co. beer garden and food trucks
* Dozens of community booths from innovative local nonprofits – come check us out!
SDRACC will have a booth at Politifest and we are looking for volunteers! Please contact Erin Knight at email@example.com if you are willing and able to man the booth for a few hours. Thank you!
Get out and do more, see more and play more
during the month of October
October is when arts and culture take center stage in San Diego! Fall for the Arts is a month-long spotlight on the many vibrant arts and cultural activities throughout the region in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month.
Special programs, discounts, incentives and activities will be offered throughout the region providing countless opportunities to experience the arts in San Diego. Fall for the Arts will feature free open art studios, galleries and performances. Local arts and culture organizations are presenting hundreds of free (and almost free!) events to ensure you can get more bang for your buck! Dance, art, film, music, food trucks, and innovative experiences will be offered throughout the NTC Arts & Cultural District.
Fall for the Arts officially kicks off with a free community-wide celebration at Friday Night Liberty at NTC @ Liberty Station – Friday, October 5th, 5pm -10 pm. The launch of the month-long celebration of arts and culture in San Diego will feature free open art studios, galleries and performances. Enjoy an evening of FREE dance, art, film, music, food trucks and innovative experiences throughout the NTC Arts & Cultural District. An added attraction will be ART BOXED SD: A PODS® PROJECT, a portable, curated exhibition highlighting local contemporary artists who will create thought-provoking immersive or participatory art experiences inside a PODS, Inc. storage container.
Monday, October 8, 2012 | 9:00am
City Hall | 202 C Street | 12th Floor | San Diego, CA 92101
Please join for this important meeting during which the Committee will hear testimony related to the Commission’s plan to increase funding for the arts.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
Friday, September 21, 2012 | 8:30 – 10:00am
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Avenue | San Diego, CA 92114
Please join for this key meeting during which the Commission will take action on a three- or five-year plan to restore “A Penny for the Arts.” This meeting is free and open to the public.
School Board Candidate Views on Arts Education: A Quick Survey
May 31, 2012
While most of us have been focused on the Mayoral race, we’ve kind of overlooked the upcoming school board elections. Two Sub-Districts are up for re-election and one is an open seat. Sub-District’s A, D and E are in some residents’ primary ballot books this year. While not everyone will have these candidates on their Primary Election Ballots next week. We will all have a chance to vote on some of these candidates in November for the run-off. So pay attention. Continue reading San Diego Alliance for Arts Education Update
OUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD! MAYOR SANDERS PROPOSES 5% INCREASE TO ARTS & CULTURE BUDGET!
ACTION REQUESTED: Contact City Council Members to Support the Mayor’s Budget
ACTION NEEDED BY: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Continue reading Advocacy Update & Call To Action!
Today, Mayor Jerry Sanders and officials from San Diego’s arts and culture community held a press conference to release the FY11 economic impact report. Funding from the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture helped support 68 organizations in neighborhoods throughout the city. This support pumped $170 million into San Diego’s economy in the last fiscal year, and leveraged $202 million in revenue.
A press conference was held at 10:30 am this morning, at the San Diego Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park. Participants included: Mayor Jerry Sanders; Mark Cafferty, Director of the Economic Development Corporation, Vicki Reed, Chair of the Commission for Arts and Culture; Alan Ziter and Seema Sueko, Co-Chairs of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition; Victoria Hamilton, Executive Director, Commission for Arts and Culture; Commissioners from San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and Members of San Diego’s arts and culture community.
The Arts and Culture Economic Impact Report is issued annually by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition.
Click here to download the: 2011 Arts and Culture Economic and Community Impact Report for San Diego
The San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition would like to thank the four Mayoral Candidates for their participation in the Mayoral candidate Forum on the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector, which took place on Monday, March 26, 2012 at The Old Globe.
Please click on the links below for articles about the event: