September 25, 2017, Florida Cultural Alliance Statewide Conference Call Agenda and Materials
September 25, 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 Speaker is Dr. Jim Zingale


Dr. Jim Zingale
The Joint Legislative Budget Commission adopted on September 15 Florida's Long-Range Financial Outlook Report for Fiscal Years 2018-2021.  Jim will quickly review the highlights of this important planning document in the development of Florida's annual budget, and review how this information impacts our statewide advocacy efforts to secure appropriations to fund DCA 2018-2019 recommended grants.

1.a.   Financial Outlook Highlights for FY 2018-2019

1.b.   Financial Outlook for FY 2018-2019 by the Numbers

1.c.   Complete Florida Long-Range Financial Outlook Report for 
        Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021.


Number 2
Please Help Determine the Impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida's Arts & Culture Industry and Review of Resources for Your Use:

Guest Speakers on this topic:

Deborah Margol

Deborah Margol is the deputy director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and an expert on hurricane recovery for arts and cultural organizations.

Together, let's assess the damage Hurricane Irma caused to Florida's arts and cultural facilities.

Hurricane Irma Damage Assessment for Arts & Cultural Facilities Throughout Florida:

2.a.  Go here to quickly complete this short  Hurricane Irma 2017 Preliminary Impact Assessment Statewide Cultural Damage Report Online Survey.

2.b.     Forms that will be updated for Hurricane Irma -- FYI only.  Once updated, we'll provide those 2017 forms to you for your use:

     2016 Hurricane Impact Assessment Instructions 
     2016 Hurricane Impact Assessment Spreadsheet - Facilities 
     2016 Hurricane Impact Assessment Spreadsheet - Organizations 
      Cultural Facilities - Hurricane Impact Assessment 2016 
      Cultural Organizations - Hurricane Impact Assessment 2016

Kate McClanahan
Kate McClanahan is the director of federal 
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affairs for Americans for the Arts (AFTA) 


Ruby Lopez Harper is director of local
arts services for AFTA.

2.c.  Americans for the Arts, as part of the National Coalition of Arts Preparedness Response, provides the following resources.   If you have additional resources, please share them with; so, we can all continue to grow these resources for current and future disaster responsiveness.

Please also spread the word that arts recovery resource information is gathered on a page on the Americans for the Arts website:

2.e.  Your invited to participate on the second  National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness and Emergency Response call to share information on Hurricane Irma arts recovery.

Monday, September 25
1:00PM EST
Call in 712-770-4010
Passcode 362647#


2.f.  Other resources or information you want to share?


Number 3
The 2018  Florida Legislative Session is around the corner.  It's time to get ready to advocate for arts, arts education, and cultural funding and policies for FY 2018-2019.

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3.a.  Interim Florida Legislative Committee Schedule:

October 9 through October 13
October 23 through October 27
November 6 through November 9
November 13 through November 17
December 4 through December 8

2018 Florida Legislative Session Dates:
January 9 through March 9

3.b.  Please download this August - December 2017 Suggested-Advocacy-Action Calendar with three simple and easy action steps you can take each month that will make a difference to help secure funding and policies that support our industry.

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' (DCA) grant-review-panels are meeting now  to review the 2018-2019 DCA grants.  The Florida Council on Arts and Culture will meet in Orlando on October 4 and 5.  Once the Council meets and reviews and approves the panels' 2018-2019 grant recommendations, its final grant recommendations will go to   Secretary of State Ken Detzner for his review and approval.  The ranked 2018-2019 recommended DCA grant lists, hopefully, will be available by mid-October.

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

3.e.  Quick Look at Final Analysis of 2017-2018 DCA Grants by Counties

  Have you mailed your thank you letters to your Florida Senator and Representative AND to those key Florida House and Senate legislators AND others who helped secure state 2017-2018 appropriations for these DCA grants?  

Please write these thank you letters on personal and/or organizational stationery and mail them to their district offices this month.  

3.g.  Here  a re a few goals for our statewide thank you campaign -- please add some of your own personal, organizational, and community goals.

 Download contact information now for all the Florida legislators who represent your county in the 2018 Florida Legislative Session:

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3.i.  There are changes in legislative membership in 2018 for both the Florida House and Senate TED appropriations' subcommittees.   As you know, the two appropriations subcommittees that deal with appropriation discussions and recommendations for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' grants programs are the

 Quick Review of Changes in TED Appropriations' Subcommittees. Please see if any of these legislators represent your county in the Florida Legislature.

3.k.   Florida 2018 Legislative Leadership in   Senate and   House .


Number 4

Florida Arts & Economic Prosperity V Studies
released by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) and
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Arts & Cultural
Florida Fact Sheet

4.f.  Florida AEP5 Tour:  

Go here to page 4 for dates and locations.

Contact Curtis Young at the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for details:  
850-245-6337 or

4.g.  U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Arts & Cultural Satellite Florida Fact Sheet

Number 5

Federal Arts & Culture Updates 
and Action Requests

DC Capitol
 Status of Florida's Members of Congress:

Know who in Congress  represents your county and if they are members of the arts or cultural or STEAM caucuses. 

Check. Thank. Ask.

Thank them if they are members of any of these caucuses.  If they are not, please ask them to please join and send them the appropriate form to easily join:  

Form to Join Congressional Arts Caucus for U.S. House Members

Form to Join Cultural Caucus for U.S. Senate Members

Form to Join STEAM Caucus for U.S. House Members

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Urge Florida Congressional Members to support the restoration of funds to $155 million for the National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA) for FY 2017-2018.  

Urge Florida Congressional Members to Cosponsor the CREATE Act .


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

5.e.    Have you joined the Americans for the Arts' Arts Action Fund yet?

If so, thank you; if not, please quickly and easily join now -- it's free.

Number 6
Other Opportunities You Should Know About:


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

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

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

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs launched its new newsletter in July 2017.  Here is the August 2017 issue.  

You can sign up to receive them here.

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:

October 30
November 27
December 18

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