Elected Officials live and work in the same city as you do. Remind them about what makes your city great. Give them information to help them make the best decisions to maintain the quality of life where you live. Contact your representative today!
Nonprofit arts organizations add more than $2.1 bilion to California's econmony, create 125,000 jobs and generate $77 million in state and local tax revenues.
Non profit arts and cultural industries bring more than $790 million to local governments through taxes and fees each year. The arts generate
Visit your state representatives and remind him or her that the arts in California are important to its economy, the education and job preparedness of California's children and to a healthy civic life in communities throughout the state.
There are 87, 719 arts-related businesses that employed 516,054 people in January 2004.
Ask your legislator voted for state support of the Arts.
A budget that makes the Arts accessible to all of California. A budget that includes funding for the California Arts Council and Arts Education.
Tell your legislator that ARTS VOTE!
Survey finds that most Californians would be willing to pay $5 a piece in additional state taxes to fund the arts. Does your legislator know that? Sacramento Bee Article
October 6, 2006 California Arts Day
March is Arts Education Month
Fabian Nunez, Speaker of the California Assembly
Fax (916) 319-2146 Phone (916) 319-2046
Call Speaker Nunez
and ask him to appoint Assembly members to the
Joint Legislative Committee on the Arts
Now, more than ever, California needs the Arts
The California Arts Council makes an indispensable contribution to a community's social and economic life by creating partnerships between schools and artists, giving organizational support to nonprofit arts organizations and bringing performers and artists to isolated rural regions and underserved urban areas. Without the programs and leadership of the California Arts Council, many multicultural organizations, local arts agencies and education outreach programs will have to close their doors.
Arts and Culture are often used to help revitalize and improve the economies of inner cities, suburbs and rural areas. Arts and Culture are successfully used to help achieve educational goals and improve some of society's most pressing problems. Arts and Culture are frequent force for enhancing community identity and making communities more vibrant and prosperous. The arts build cultural bridges, promote tolerance and understanding and remind us what is right with the world.
Write your legislators and tell them about the arts where you live
April is Poetry Month
May is California Museum Month
OFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION
Find out specific Senate and Assembly Bill information
Maintained by the Legislative Counsel www.leginfo.ca.gov
CA Arts Council FY2003-04 budget was $1 million, reduced from $19 million in FY2002-03
What does 10% of a picture, a symphony, a play look and sound like?
California continues to spend less than 3 cents per capita per year on the Arts
CA Arts Council FY20006-07 budget is $1.144 million
0.00001% of the California State Budget will be spent on the Arts
What happens now to Cultural Resources, Jobs, Tourism and
the Cultural Soul of California?
California is 50th in the nation in arts spending
Write your legislator and ask for WHAT HAPPENED to to the
Dixon-Zenovich-Maddy California Arts Act of 1975
charging the Arts Council to encourage artistic awareness, help independent local groups develop their own art programs, promote the employment of artists and those skilled in crafts, to provide for the exhibition of artwork in public pubildings,
to establish grant application criteria and procesdures, and to
award prizes or direct grants.
Arts for Children v Arts Creates Jobs
Arts Brings Revenue to the State & Local Economies
Arts for All of California
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Estimated population: 32,666,550
Eligible Voters: 21,220,772
Registered Voters: 14,631,805
Find out how laws are passed
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On September 19, 2002, the Joint Committee on the Arts held a hearing in Burbank to gather information for possible legislation next year to boost arts in the schools. Education officials, actors, professors and politicians agreed that the Arts are essential to the education of California's children.
"Quality arts education in our K-12 academic programs is essential. "
Senator Jack Scott
"The California economy is 25% arts-related jobs, but we are 50th in the United States of music teachers per capita in our schools."
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
"We need to support legislation that opens the door for art programs in schools. Just because it's beautiful doesn't make it frivolous."
"Intelligence is diverse. Mathematicians think visually;
dancers think mathematically."
Dr. Ken Robinson
J. Paul Getty Trust and advisor to President Bush on education
Nearly half of the proceeds generated from the sales and renewal fees of standard DMV Arts plates go to arts education and local arts programming in California schools & communitites.
That's $750,000 but more is needed.
*Support the Arts *
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California Motorists who bought an Arts License Plate in 2005
generated $2.5 million
for arts education
On February 7, 2003 the Joint Legislative Committee on the Arts met to hear testimony on how California's Economic Engine is driven by the Arts. This hearing can be viewed courtesy of the California Channel at www.calchannel.com/february2003.htm