Monday, December 17, 2018, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Agenda and Call Materials Below 

Who is on today's call and participating?

Thank you for your participation and advocacy efforts.

Number 1
What are state budget updates that we need to
know related to funding for DCA matching grants?

Dr. Jim Zingale

Dr. Jim Zingale will quickly review the following:

a.  Projected time line for the development of Florida's  FY 2019-2020 Budget and the schedule  for updated state revenue projections 

b.  What is the state process  to secure funding for DCA matching grants?

c.  Has the process to accept local legislative project requests started for 2019-2020?   Yes.  

House Appropriation Project Request Information and Form

Number 2
What are your county's and suggested advocacy strategies to secure funding for DCA 2019-2020 matching grants?

a.  Suggested Advocacy Actions -- please start now.  Information
     and links you'll find within this one-page document of suggested
     advocacy action steps: 

Just find the district numbers for  you  and  your county  and copy  and paste and make your own Excel file.

Combined list of Senate and House TED appropriations' subcommittee
members organized by the counties they represent -- these legislators will deal with the first round of review and appropriation recommendations to fund the 2019-2020 DCA matching grants.

Schedule of  local legislative delegation meetings  as of 12-14-18

One-page 2019-2020 Four Appropriation-Investment Asks to fund all f our DCA grant-program categories -- 664 well-vetted and recommended         matching grants

One-page FACTS  to share and use in your local advocacy efforts

One-page county infographics that show impact of DCA cuts and  facts about arts and culture in your county;   regional infographics here

Researching and casting the appropriate messengers --  how to research     who gave to both state and federal Florida policymakers

Mark your calendars for Arts & Culture Day in Tallahassee for March 13     and National Arts Advocacy Days March 4 and 5.

Please pay attention, engage in advocacy, and follow through on all action alerts in a timely manner.  Please continue to participate in these monthly advocacy calls.

Number 3
Who do you and others know?  Will you recruit them to make connections and speak up in support of DCA funding and other arts, arts education, and culture issues?

a.  Make and Initiate Connections


Just find the district numbers for  you  and  your county  and
and paste and make your own Excel file and communicate with
them and invite them to arts, arts education, and culture events.

Combined list of Senate and House TED appropriations' subcommittee
members organized by the counties they represent -- legislators who will review and make the first-round of appropriation requests to fund DCA matching grants.

Florida Legislative LEADERSHIP in the SENATE and HOUSE

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis' appointments and recommendations for agency, staff, and committees as of 12-14-18

b.  What are the Florida Legislative working committee weeks and the 2019 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee and other important upcoming Florida government dates?

New U.S. Congress convenes on January 3, 2019
Inauguration of Governor-elect Ron DeSantis on January 8, 2019

Week of December 11, 2018 (completed)
Week of January 7, 2019 -- HOUSE Schedule and SENATE Schedule
Week of January 22, 2019
Week of February 4, 2019
Week of February 11, 2019
Week of February 19, 2019

Florida Legislative Session is March 5 through May 3, 2019 

Number 4

National Info to Share, Know, and Use 

a.  Quick look at Americans for the Arts (AFTA)  Grades for Florida's members of Congress

b.  AFTA on September 27 released the results of its new Ipsos Public Opinion Survey.  More than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 were polled and the new results provide the latest insight on topics that include 

1.  support for arts education,
2.  government arts funding, 
3.  personal engagement in the arts, 
4.  the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging
     in the arts, and 
5.  how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

Florida was one of eight states that participated in this new public opinion survey:  Florida highlights of this poll

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

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.

These statewide calls are usually scheduled on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST: 

January 28
February 26 (note this is a Tuesday)
March 25 
April 22
May 13
June 17
July 22
August 19
September 23

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.

Thank you for your participation and follow-through advocacy efforts.
Your voice moves arts & culture forward for greater access for all.

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