We Need Your Help: Arts Funding Hangs In The Balance!

We’re down to the wire. It’s time to contact the Senate Finance Committee TODAY.

The current executive budget directly targeted State Arts Funding with a 60% cut, bringing Statewide Arts Grants and the Decentralized Arts Funding Program to $1.9 million. As you all know, the budget HB1 is now in Senate Finance. Some of our LPAA team will be testifying before the committee this week.

Please use Capwiz to send a message to your elected officials NOW. Just enter your ZIP code at left, under “Write Your Legislators”, and click “Go”. You’ll be taken to our “Action Alert” page where under “Louisiana” you should click on “Take Action” to be taken to the message to the members of the Senate Finance Committee. If you want to personalize the message, do so at the beginning of the message, but PLEASE do not change the balance of the message as written.

Please contact members of the Committee NOW and encourage Senators to add an additional $1 million for both the Decentralized Arts Funding Program and the Statewide Arts Grants. And pass this message on to your friends, relatives and anyone else who wants to continue to enjoy the cultural and educational programs that we’ve all come to expect from our arts organizations.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Tommy Usrey, Chairman
Louisiana Partnership for Arts Advocacy
Louisiana Partnership for the Arts

Gerd Wuestemann, Advocacy Vice Chairman
Louisiana Partnership for Arts Advocacy

Author: dorianrush

I am a performer, writer and producer in New Orleans and am actively involved with nonprofits that support and advocate for artists and culture in Louisiana.

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