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  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Arts Voter Guide

    ArtsGeorgia State of the Arts

    The Arts Voter Guide will educate those concerned about arts issues before they go to the polls on election day. The Guide will be compiled from the candidates’ responses to the survey questions about their experience, policies and positions on arts and arts related topics. Print the announcement, review details and contact ArtsGeorgia to help conduct the survey process or to order your copy of the Arts Voter Guide.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Facility Handbook
  • Saturday, December 14, 2013 ARTWORKS! | Enjoy the Arts. Support the Arts.

    The Art Works tag is available for the artist or arts advocate on your Christmas list. Help create public awareness of the arts. All tag sale proceeds support arts advocacy and arts organizations providing professional development to artists and arts service organizations in Georgia.

    The Art Works tag was designed by a Georgia artist. The Art Works custom tag is made in Georgia. The Art Works tag is available NOW.

    Art Works tag

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  • Friday, December 13, 2013 Federal Funding of the Arts

    Federal Funding of the ArtsAmericans for the Arts’ Vice President of Research, Randy Cohen, joined the National Endowment for the Art’s Sunil Iyengar for C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Friday, November 29 to talk about federal arts funding. This 30-minute “America by the Numbers” segment focused on National Endowment for the Arts’ recent survey on public participation of the arts, which is conducted and released every few years. SPPA.
    Randy and Sunil spoke about how U.S. government funding of the arts ranked among other domestic programs and internationally, changes in public arts participation, public policy and the arts, and positive outcomes associated with arts education and participation.

  • Saturday, December 7, 2013 Restore State Arts Funding – The time to ACT is now!

    Review Georgia’s budget chart. Taking ACTION is critical!!
    [ Georgia Budget Cycle: ]

    GA budget cycleThe above link refers to the timeline of the state’s annual budget preparation cycle. The Governor in December is finalizing his recommendations and preparing the FY2015 Budget for the Appropriations Bill which he will introduce in January for the General Assembly to pass.

    CALL the Governor’s office today, this weekend or next week at 404-656-1776 and leave a brief message:
    “Please increase state support for the arts.”

    MEET or CALL your legislators, ask them to support the arts.
    Find contact info (Exhibit A), and talking points here:

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Restore State Arts Funding – The Time Is Now!

    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 join them in support of this unified effort to appeal to the Governor and state legislators to increase the state arts budget.

    “We call on Governor Deal and the General Assembly to include an increase in state arts funding in support of the arts industry as a jobs sector and its significant impact throughout Georgia.

    Respectfully submitted as a Joint Statement by ArtsGeorgia and the Georgia Arts Network and joined by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.”

  • Monday, December 2, 2013 Arts Advocacy Day 2014: March 24-25

    Arts Advocsacy Day 2014 National CosponsorArtsGeorgia is a National CoSponsor of Arts Advocacy Day 2014. National Cosponsors help shape the legislative platforms and messages for Arts Advocacy Day. Hosted by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by 85+ national arts organizations, National Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations.

    What’s At Stake In 2014? Between tax reform, budget battles and education reauthorization, support for arts and arts education is facing many challenges on Capitol Hill this year. As Congress and the administration grapple with ever-changing policy proposals, it is imperative that arts advocates come to Washington, DC to make sure the arts to make their voices heard!

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Restore State Art Funds – The Time Is Now!

    The Facts:
    The Georgia Council for the Arts budget was cut by 90%.
    The Grass Roots Arts Program was defunded and closed.
    Georgia ranks 50th in the nation in state arts spending.
    Georgia’s per capita rate is six cents (.06) for arts funding.

    Georgia Funding for the Arts 1969-2013

    The Consequences:
    Severe cuts in the arts budget has eliminated jobs, cut programs, decreased the total number of GCA Grantees (888 to 66) and caused local arts agencies to lose members, local matching funds and arts in education opportunities. The budget cuts have put local arts councils and arts organizations outside of Atlanta at risk, some have already closed, more will close this year.

    The Big Picture:
    While no one expects the State to provide PRIMARY funding for the arts, the State DOES need to be a robust PARTNER along with individuals, corporations, foundations and local governments.

    Purpose and Priority:
    Now is the time to restore state arts funding to save our local arts agencies and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arts council and Georgia’s rich heritage of arts and culture.

    Action Plan:
    Support ArtsGeorgia’s Action Plan. Read Budget Proposal, Action Plan & “Call for An Increase in Arts Funding” at the link below.
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  • Friday, November 22, 2013 STEM / STEAM CONNECTOR SESSION | Dec 5, 1:00 pm

    Georgia’s students smARTer than you think

    How can youth media frame its work in the context of STEM or STEAM while staying true to core missions? Join NAMAC for an invigorating panel discussion on ways that youth media organizations can promote their role in STEM education and innovation, while also maintaining their clear sense of purpose.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Georgia Students smARTer than you think!

    Article is about using Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core.
    Arts Integration strategies have a variety of levels, and many can be implemented quite quickly in classrooms. The keys to using Arts Integration successfully are:
    •Collaboration between arts and classroom teachers to find naturally-aligned objectives
    •Using an arts area in which the classroom teacher is comfortable (for many, this starts with visual arts)
    •Creating a lesson that truly teaches to both standards
    •Assessing both areas equitably

    Find sample arts strategies to try if you’re just starting out and links in this article for some samples.