Category Archives: Advocacy

Georgia Advocacy Update: April 2015

A summary of Arts Advocacy happenings over the last year. At the State Level: Georgia Department of Education announced a Fine Arts Coordinator position. GDOE has not had such a position in over 20 years HB 76, the Fiscal Year 2016 … Continue reading

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Breaking: United Georgia Arts Advocacy Leaders Call for Increased Funding

ArtsGeorgia and the Georgia Arts Network, Georgia’s arts advocacy leaders, have jointly drafted a declaration in support of an increase in state funding for the arts for fiscal year 2015. They are calling upon Georgia’s artists and arts organizations to … Continue reading

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News: Funding Status for Fulton County Arts & Culture

BREAKING: The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 at their August 21st meeting to reject the 33% cute to the latest, FY2013 grant cycle. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. The following was sent in an … Continue reading

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Federal Policy Update for Georgia Arts Supporters, April 2013

The Georgia Arts Network, in conjunction with Americans for the Arts (AFTA), will keep you updated on federal-level policy issues that affect the arts. A few current updates: NEA funding: the President just released his FY14 budget proposal, which includes … Continue reading

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State Budget Update – January 2013

The Governor released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 on Thursday, January 17th. Funding for the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) in his proposal remains unchanged from FY13, at about $578,689. Every other agency within the Department of … Continue reading

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“Arts & Culture are good for business”

Need for Public Funding of the Arts, from a Business Perspective, 11/11/12 Dave Petersen, a co-founder of Atlanta-based global consulting company North Highland, wrote this guest column for the Saporta Report. He encourages more public funding for arts & culture … Continue reading

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