Monday, July 23, 2018, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Agenda and Call Materials Below 

Go  here  for a list of registered participants on today's call.

Number 1
How are organizations and communities dealing with  the cuts in DCA matching-grants?


  Sue Ellen Beryl, Managing Director for Palm Beach Dramaworks based in West Palm Beach :


a.  Her letter to patrons in program book; and

b.  Theatre-seat campaign in program book to help educate patrons  about the need for contributions and grants beyond  the cost of their tickets.

  Donna McBride,  Sr. Director of Grants & Government Relations for the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts based in Tampa.

The Tampa Bay Arts Bridge Fund -- a collaboration among three  local foundations to help bridge the
gap in these DCA cuts.

  Terry Olson, Director of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Orange County just approved an extra $575,742 from its general fund to bring county funding for its arts and culture organizations  back to $1 per capita. It was at 57  cents per capita.  Put with the TDT funds,  that's more than $5 per capita.

Dennis Edwards, board member of the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and Florida Cultural Alliance.

a.  Follow-up emails with video link sent to
Miami-Dade state legislators

b.  June 25, 2018, letter to the editor of the Miami-Herald

Do you have success stories of how your community or organization are working to make up for these deep cuts in state DCA matching grants?  Please keep your descriptions brief.

Number 2
Act I of Statewide Advocacy Campaign:
 Share Your Voice. 
Step Up the Vote for Arts & Culture

              Review and discuss DRAFT Plan

Number 3
What are the PRELIMINARY Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) 2019-2020 matching-grant application numbers PRIOR TO PANEL REVIEWS?


Number 4

Other issues to share,
discuss, know, use, do.

A.   National Arts & Culture Action Issues:

      1.   Sign petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to   
          support arts education.

      2.  Americans for the Arts Active National Campaigns -- take
          action on all   here.

B.  Do you have announcements you want to share that impact
       Florida's arts, arts education, and culture industry?

Number 5
Please join us for 2018 Monthly FCA Advocacy and Information-to-
           Use Conference  Calls:

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.

Calls are on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST: 

August 20
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17

Dates are subject to change, and we'll finalize on each month's statewide call the date of the next call for the following month.

Florida Cultural Alliance
  Post Office Box 2131
 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-2131