2018 Florida Legislative Session Dates: January 9 through March 9
2.b. Please download this August - December 2017
Suggested-Advocacy-Action Calendar with three simple and easy action steps you can take each month that will make a difference to help secure funding and policies that support our industry.
2.c. Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' (DCA) grant-review-panels are meeting nowto review the 2018-2019 DCA grants. The Florida Council on Arts and Culture will meet in Orlando on October 4 and 5. Once the Council meets and reviews and approves the panels' 2018-2019 grant recommendations, its final grant recommendations will go toSecretary of State Ken Detzner for his review and approval. The ranked 2018-2019 recommended DCA grant lists, hopefully, will be available by mid-October.
2.d.List of All 2017-2018 DCA Qualified, Funded, Partially Funded, and
Not Funded Grant Amounts Organized by Applicants and Counties
2.e. Quick Look at Final
Analysis of 2017-2018 DCA Grants by Counties
2.i. There are changes in legislative membership in 2018 for both the Florida House and Senate TED appropriations' subcommittees. As you know, the two appropriations subcommittees that deal with appropriation discussions and recommendations for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' grants programs are the
Federal Arts & Culture Updates
and Action Requests
4.a. Know who in Congressrepresents your county and if they are members of the arts or cultural or STEAM caucuses. Thank them if they are members of any of these caucuses. If they are not, please ask them to please join and send them the appropriate form to easily join:
Form to Join Congressional Arts Caucus for U.S. House Members
Form to Join Cultural Caucus for U.S. Senate Members
4.a. National Endowment for Arts: On July 12, 2017, the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior proposed funding of $145 million for the
National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in FY2018. Read more here.