Monday, March 19, 2018, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST

Agenda and Call Materials Below 

Who is participating on today's conference call?
Go  here  for a list of registered participants.

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Guest Speaker is Ryan Stubbs
Research Director for the 
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies


Ryan Stubbs
Ryan will 

(1) review the latest Bureau of Economic Analysis Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) Data;

(2) review NASAA's advocacy resource materials: and

(3) sadly share with us that  Florida now ranks in state-appropriation investment of $2,650,000 in grants at $0.13 per capita and drops our ranking to 48:

Number 2

Florida Department of State

DCA = Division of Cultural Affairs

DHR = Division of Historical Resources

DLIS = Division of Library & Information Services

a.  Quick Look at Final  FY 2018-2019 Appropriations  for Florida Department of
     State  DCA, DHR, and DLIS Grants' Programs and Legislative Projects/Programs
     Funded and Vetoed Under Each Division

b.  Details on Recommended 2018-2019 Legislative Projects Funded and Vetoed 
      Under DCA

c.  Details on Recommended 2018-2019 Legislative Projects Funded and Vetoed
      Under DHR

d.  Details on Recommended  Preliminary Funded and Vetoed Other Appropriations
      Related to Arts, Arts Education, or Culture Throughout FY 2018-2019 State Budget 

e.  Graph that shows decline in state-appropriation investments in DCA grants since
     full investment in FY 2014-2015 (many thanks to Trudy Wild and Terry Olson)

f.  FY 2018-2019 State Budget -- with vetoes approximately $87.9 billion

g. Governor Scott's Veto List of $64.1 million and his 42-page signing letter of the budget.

2018 Florida Legislative Review Panel --  what happened?


Curtis Young
Curtis Young , Information Specialist, for the Division of Cultural Affairs ( DCA ) will update us on the status of what the Cultural and Museum Grants will be based upon which grantees will keep their 2018-2019
DCA matching grants.

Curtis Contact Information:
Arts Consultant / Information Specialist

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Click on the image above to add your thoughts and suggestions.
We'll add your ideas and thoughts to develop questions for a task force to
review, discuss, and develop future advocacy strategies for
you and others to review on our June 23 statewide conference call.

Please complete on or before March 31, 2018.  
Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Click on the image above to make recommendations
on who you think would make an excellent task force member.

Please complete on or before March 31, 2018.  
Thank you for your recommendations.

Below are the 2016 candidates' survey and the 2014 gubernatorial platform.

     With your input -- click the image above -- (1) we'll update and revise these tools so we can  use them to better focus our creative industry on key issues. (2)  Encourage our creative industry constituents to use these two tools to reach out to incumbents and new candidates running for the Florida Legislature and Governor.  (3)  We need to inform candidates on our key issues that impact our creative industry, the value we add to our state, and assess their views on these issues.

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

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a.  Website page created for National Arts Advocacy Day (NAAD)
     for Florida arts, arts education, and culture advocates
     who want to know about  national issues that impact our industry.

b.  Florida NEA Grantees:  Did you take action on this   request?

c.  Florida Arts Advocates:  Did you take action on this   request?

d.    Take action now to save the National Endowment for the Arts

      History of federal appropriations for the NEA.

e.  Loss of a major arts champion in Congress -- she will be so
     missed and always appreciated:

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f.  2018 Florida Legislative bills of interest that passed and were
    signed by  Governor Scott will be  reviewed on  our April 23
    statewide advocacy and 
information-to-use call.

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

Please join us for 2018 Monthly FCA Advocacy and Information-to-Use
Statewide Conference 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: 

April 23
May 14
June 18
July 23
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.

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