Governor Daniels has proposed a 50% cut to the budget of the Indiana Arts Commission. After weeks of effective lobbying by the arts community, the House Ways & Means Committee responded by restoring all but 8% of the most recent allocation. But there is much more work to be done.
Thursday, March 12, 2009 is Arts Day @ the Indiana Statehouse from 10am to 12 noon! The event is free and open to the public. Register here: http://inartscoalition.org/
The purpose of Arts Day is for arts advocates to meet with their legislators and express their support for public funding of the arts. Have your State Senator and Representative registered to attend? Check here: http://inartsadvocates.org/main.aspSectionID=37&SubSectionID=86&ArticleID=110&TM=57257.24
If yes, please contact them and thank them in advance. If you are able to attend Arts Day, then please tell them you will see them at the Statehouse on March 12. If no, please contact them now and invite them to attend Arts Day!
Please join arts advocates from all corners of the state on Thursday, March 12.
If you have any questions about Arts Day, please contact info@InArtsCoalition.org.