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Shame, Shame...
« on: February 23, 2010, 01:05:48 PM »
Are you all aware of this?

The greatest threat to public support for arts and cultural institutions in Virginia in the past two decades is pending before the House of Delegates and will be voted on this Thursday, February 25.
 
On Sunday, the House Appropriations Committee recommended elimination of the Virginia Commission for Arts and all arts grants funding as part of the House's proposed 2011-2012 budget.  The full House will vote on this budget on Thursday.  We believe that legislative supporters of the arts will mount an effort to delete this provision from the House budget package and thus to restore funding for the Commission and its grants to arts and cultural institutions across Virginia, large and small.

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/va/issues/alert/?alertid=14718511&queueid=%5Bcapwiz:queue_id%5D

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Re: Shame, Shame...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 01:26:43 PM »
Have you contacted your local politicians about this issue?

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Re: Shame, Shame...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 01:48:02 PM »
I live in MD now but I received a grant sponsored by the commission through the VA Museum back in the eighties which was a huge help for me. I'll certainly let some friends that are in VA know about it.

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Re: Shame, Shame...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 01:56:34 PM »
Please do.  Politicians need to think about art as a strategy for sustainability and community improvement.  Art funding creates jobs, brings in taxes for the community government and more.. 

I contacted my local politicians. 

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 04:42:51 PM »
http://artsfairfax.org/news/important-legislative-alert-your-action-is-critical.html

Very sad indeed. If they cut funding we are back in the trenches.....