Friday, May 1, 2009

Support Motion to Restore Small Arts Grant program in 2010

On Tuesday, May 5 @ 4pm City Council's Arts Culture and Tourism Committee will take up the Qualls/Cole/ Monzel motion to restore funding to the competitive arts grant program for Small Arts Organizations.

Note that this motion restores only about a quarter of funds once pledged to arts organizations each year. Major arts organizations will continue to go unfunded in 2010 if this motion passes.

What can you do?
Attend and speak at the meeting on Tuesday. Prepare a 2 minute statement about the importance of city arts funding for organizations. Come to Council Chambers by 4pm. Go to the desk on the far right side of the room and fill out a yellow speakers card. Speakers are usually invited to speak before the start of the agenda.

If you can't attend the meeting call or email members of the Arts, Culture, Tourism committee.
ROXANNE QUALLS (author of the motion)

Support this motion but challenge our city to go farther and restore arts funding to both large and small organizations.