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Call to Action – June 7 @ 7pm – Support Raleigh Arts Funding

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Its once again time to show up and stand up for the Arts.

If you live in Raleigh and work in or just support the Arts community, the Raleigh Arts Commission needs you.  Its time to start to implement the Raleigh Arts Plan and the Raleigh Arts Commission is asking the City Council for increased funding at Council’s budget meeting TOMORROW NIGHT!

 

Here is some specific information about how you can help from Nancy Novell, Raleigh Arts Commission Chair.

Funding the arts plan will kick-start the plan’s top five priorities, ensuring the entire community is included in the arts and included in enriching the identity of Raleigh.

  1. Create neighborhood arts programs
  2. Build capacity for ADA accessibility, cultural equity and audience
    diversity
  3. Increase quality and quantity of public art and accelerate its
    appearance across the city
  4. Design arts marketing and community resources
  5. Grow arts partner (grant) programs

How can you help? 

 

Attend the Budget Hearing

Please attend the City’s budget hearing on Tuesday, June
7th at 7pm in the City Council Chamber.  Join the crowd and stand
when called upon to show your support for the arts. Please help spread the
word!!

Email the Mayor and City Council

Send an email message to the Mayor and City Council members showing your support. Messages should be short – quick and easy to read! Here’s some basic info, feel free to personalize:

Subject Line: Support for Arts Funding

I encourage you to increase arts funding to support the Raleigh Arts Plan:

  • CREATE POSITION IN THE GENERAL FUND: Community Arts Program
    Coordinator ($60,000)
  • INCREASE THE PERCENT-FOR-ART PUBLIC ART PROGRAM: 1/2% – 1% (CIP
    Funds)
  • INCREASE PER CAPITA: $.50 – $.75 to support implementation of the
    Raleigh Arts Plan

Here are the email addresses:  

Mayor: nancy.mcfarlane@raleighnc.gov, cc: MayorStaff <mayorstaff@raleighnc.gov>
City Council: @raleighnc.gov and cc: councilstaff@raleighnc.gov – It
will get to everyone.

On behalf of the Arts Commission, many, many thanks for your passion and
dedication and sharing your love of the arts. Your hard work is reflected in
making Raleigh so creative, inviting, exciting, unique and THE BEST!! 

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