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Vote Yes On Question 5 in RI

If Question 5 passes, it will dedicate $35 million to the arts in Rhode Island. That is an investment worth making.

The Arts are BIG BUSINESS

Nationally, the non profit arts industry is worth $61.1 billion annually

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Congressman Simpson, for standing up for the arts in the face of intense political pressure, you are the Arts Action Fund’s ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK!

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

We are encouraging all of our arts advocates out there to seek out the art within your community. Engage with it, enjoy it, and then photograph it! Post it to social media with the hashtag #showyourart and help to spread your community’s art footprint across America!

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

By accepting all 11 recommendations provided by the Task Force on Arts Education, Governor O’Malley continues his excellent record of promoting the arts.

Check out our 2014 Congressional Report Card!

Get the latest data on who supports the arts in Congress – Did your representative get a thumbs up?

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Update

Great things are happening with the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon! 
 
The Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon is an organization of artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to building a strong, creative and sustainable Southern Oregon arts community. Since May 2013, bi-monthly meetings held at art centers throughout the region have hosted arts leaders and the public to collaboratively craft a vision of alliance, cooperation and partnership. We are developing a strong, supportive system of sharing information among individuals and groups having art as a common interest and support activities that raise awareness of the arts. Together, we are strengthening the local economy by increasing the demand for art and creating opportunities for all to participate in and experience the arts.
 
The steering committee has submitted a grant and is working on more development for the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon. There will be a community meeting sometime in November to unveil details for the future of the Arts Alliance. During 2015, the plan is to continue to work together, sharing information about art events, arts organizations, and art opportunities. We will create a map and marketing materials to raise awareness about all of the amazing art happening in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Online resources will streamline access for locals and visitors to become engaged with our unique and vibrant arts community.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
Please stay posted and spread the word about the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon, an inclusive, supportive and creative alliance of artists, arts organizations, art events, and supporters of the arts.
 
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