July 17, 2017, Florida Cultural Alliance Statewide Conference Call Agenda and Materials
July 17, 2017, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST

Agenda and Materials Below 


Who is participating on this morning's statewide call?

Go here for a list of call participants.


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Number 1
Guest Speakers -- Arts Education
Brief   bios on each speaker.

Kate Wolff, External Affairs Coordinator,
Arts Education Partnership ( AEP), based in Washington, D.C.

1.a.  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) -- quick federal update (also see agenda item #3 below for information on Florida's ESSA Draft Plan and the action you will be asked to take this month): 

1.b.  ArtScan
1.c.  ArtsEdSearch

Michelle Smith Grindberg, Arts Consultant,
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs ( DCA), based in Tallahassee

1.e.  Messaging Statements for Arts In Education (AIE) 

1.f. DCA Arts in Education and Underserved Cultural Community Grant Programs

1.g.  DCA Strategic Plan -- Goals for Arts Education


Dr. Kathleen "Kathy" Sanz, President and CEO,
Center for Fine Arts Education ( CFAE), based in Tallahassee

1.h.  Quick overview of CFAE

1.i.  Quick overview of co-hort studies:  Fine-Arts-Related Instruction's Influence on Academic Success 2013-2014 -- access PowerPoint here for your own review.

1.j.  The Nation's Report Card (NAEP):  Arts Assessment 2016, 8th grade in music and visual arts

Number 2

Student Enrollment in Fine Arts in Florida Schools
(2016-2017 data not released yet from Florida Department of Education)

2.a.   Infographic from Florida Department of Education 

that shows overall decline over last five years (2011-2016) of students enrolled in all fine arts courses in Florida schools

2.c.  2015-2016 Fine Arts Data in Florida Schools by Counties:

     Overall  enrollment in all fine arts subjects by counties for 2015-2016
      Dance enrollment by counties for 2015-2016
      Music enrollment by counties for 2015-2016
      Theatre enrollment by counties for 2015-2016
      Visual Arts enrollment by counties for 2015-2016
2.d.  Access to Florida Department of Education  Fine Arts Data Portal

2.e.   Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Fine Arts Contact:

Jennifer Infinger
Fine Arts Education Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-0762

Number 3
Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Released Its Draft of Its ESSA State Plan for Public Input During July 2017 -- your specific action is requested before July 31.  See below before you take action.

Time to pay attention

What do we recommend for arts education in Florida's ESSA Plan?

A task force in Florida is reviewing now 
Florida's Draft ESSA Plan
and its waiver to the U.S. Department of Education, along with what other states included for arts education in their ESSA plans submitted this past spring.

This task force will finalize our next steps and asks regarding Florida's ESSA Plan this week. Please pay attention this week and next for Action Alerts that will outline the specific easy steps we'll ask you to take to help secure stronger arts education references in Florida's ESSA Plan.

If you remember, we encouraged you   last summer to take action
when the FLDOE first requested public input.  None of the arts education policies we advocated for last summer are included in Florida's DRAFT ESSA Plan.


Number 4
Other Arts Education Resources
for You to Access

Some Additional Florida Arts Education Resources:

Local Arts Agency Arts Education Staff or Local ACE Coalition Contact:
Get in touch with Mary Giraulo, Manager, Grants & Arts Education for
United Arts of Central Florida to be added to this egroup/webinar series:
Direct phone line is 407-790-7844 or email her at mary@unitedarts.cc

Some National Arts Education Resources:


This is a partial list of arts education resources.  We encourage you to do your own specific research related to arts education programs you're involved with in your own organizations and/or communities.

Number 5
Florida Arts & Economic Prosperity V Studies
released by Americans for the Arts (AFTA)

Florida AEP5 Tour:
Contact Curtis Young at the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for dates and details:  850-245-6337 or curtis.young@dos.myflorida.com

Number 6
A Quick Look at the Final Analysis 
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of Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) 2017-2018 Grants Organized
by Organizations and Counties

6.a.   List of All 2017-2018 DCA Qualified, Funded, Partially Funded, and  Not Funded Grant Amounts Organized by Applicants and Counties

6.b.  Quick Look at Final Analysis of 2017-2018 DCA Grants by Counties

6.c.  After the statewide ESSA campaign this month, you'll receive directions on a statewide thank you campaign to Florida legislators and others who helped secure state appropriations for these DCA grants. 


Updates and Action Requests on
National Arts and Culture Issues

7.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.

7.b.   Urge Florida Congressional Members to Cosponsor the CREATE Act .

7.c.  Urge Florida Members of Congress to support charitable giving as it
begins tax reform policy discussions. 

7.d.   Communicate with local press on the value to support the arts.

Resources for you regarding Florida Members of Congress and Impact of NEA funding on Florida

Other Opportunities You Should Know About:

September 10 - 16, 2017


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Mark your calendars for both state and national arts & culture days for 2018, and plan to join us in Tallahassee and Washington, DC.

January 24, 2018 -- Arts & Culture Day in Tallahassee

March 12 & 13, 2018 -- anticipated Arts Days in
Washington, DC

Do you have announcements you want to share that impact our arts, arts education, and culture industries?


Please join us for 2017 Monthly 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:

August 21
September 18
October 30
November 27
December 18

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