November 14, 2016, Florida Cultural Alliance Agenda and Materials
for Advocacy and Information-to-Use Statewide Conference Call

November 14, 2016, Advocacy & Information-to-Use Statewide Conference Call Agenda and Materials
     Thank you for registering to participate on this month's statewide call organized by the Florida Cultural Alliance (FCA).  Each month, FCA organizes these calls to keep you informed and engaged in state and federal issues and other information that matter to you and Florida's arts, arts education, and culture industry.

Who registered to participate on this call?

Here is a list of
today's registered participants on this call.

Number 1
Who are today's guest speakers?

Sunil Iyengar
Sunil is the Director of Research & Analysis for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
TOPIC:  Sunil will review the highlights of the NEA's latest research reports and how this information can be accessed and used to advance the arts in your community and throughout our state.

1.b.  Arts Data Profile #11: "State-Level Estimates of Arts Participation Patterns"

1.c.  Arts Data Profile #10: "Results from the Annual Arts Basic Survey":

1.d.  Arts Data Profile #9: "The U.S. Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account":

1.e.  Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists:

1.f.  The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation:

1.g.  A literature review of arts-based programs and arts therapies for at-risk, justice-involved, and traumatized youths:

Christie, after serving six years as the Florida Department of State Legislative Affairs Director, was promoted to Deputy Secretary of State that oversees the Divisions of Cultural Affairs, Historical Resources, and Library and Information Programs.  Congratulations, Christie.


Number 2
What are the Florida results of the 2016 election?  Who will represent our interests?

Florida Map of Color Blocks
2.a.  Is there one document that I can check to see who got elected and what office and county or counties they will represent?
Yes.  Here is a list of all those elected for either the Florida House, Florida Senate, or the U.S. House organized under the county or counties they will represent.


2.b.  How can I learn additional information regarding the impact of this year's election on a national basis?

Register for Americans for the Arts free "The 2016 Election:  What's Next?" webinar scheduled for Monday, 11-21-16, at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Number 3
What 2017-2018 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grants are recommended for funding from the 2017 Florida Legislature? 


  3.a.  The table below reflects the number of 2017-2018 DCA qualified grant applicants for the 2017 Florida Legislature's funding consideration: 

Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Grant Program Categories -- click each program to access ranked list:
Number of Total 2017-2018 DCA Grant Applicants Recommended for Funding:
Total 2017-2018 Grant Appropriation Requests:
Cultural and Museum Grants for General Program Support   
Culture Builds Florida Grants for Specific Projects 
 110  $2,320,109
 36  $11,591,554
 12  $2,880,000

DCA County by County Grants List Graphic
Is there a county-by-county list
that includes all 638 recommended grant applicants organized under the counties they are based?  Yes, and each applicant's website is linked to make it easier to access information on the applicant. Access to county-by-county list.

What is the difference between what was appropriated for FY 2016-2017 for these grants' programs compared to what is requested for FY 2017-2018?  Access to side-by-side.

Is there a document that shows a quick look at which counties have which specific 2017-2018 DCA grant-funding requests? Yes.  Access to the numbers of recommended DCA 2017-2018 grants by counties.

What are the advocacy plans to help secure the appropriations?

On FCA's December 12 call with you and other advocates, we'll review our draft 2017 Florida Legislative Platform for Arts & Culture and share updated information about elected legislators' district and Tallahassee contact information and committee appointments (if available) and specific advocacy strategies.

In the meantime, check out your legislators' official websites (being updated now) and put this information in your address books.  If they have Twitter, follow them and check out their Facebook pages.  If their district addresses are available now, write them a congratulatory letter and invite them to your arts and cultural programs.  Begin to build relationships with them.  

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Number 4
What are the dates for future FCA Advocacy and Information-to-Use Statewide Calls?

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.
All Calls are on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST:

December 12 
January 23
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 19 

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