Ellen Taylor (center), Director, Sacramento Programs is recognized at the 2011 California Arts Council Grant Presentation in Sacramento, presented by Senator Pro Tem Darryl Steinberg (right) and Gabriel Medina, representing Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (left).
NEW Advocacy Effort seeks to restore California Arts in Corrections and Communities Programs
California Lawyers for the Arts, is working with the William James Association and California Arts Advocates to restore funding for needed arts programs in our correctional facilities and our communities. Evidence-based research has documented that inmates who have engaged in arts programs are less likely to be involved in disciplinary incidents and have better parole outcomes.
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Help the California Arts Council reach one million arts license plates.
One million cars with California Arts Plates would mean $40 million for the arts. That would put California near the top in arts funding rather than dead last. Californians have the power to take our state from last to first in arts funding by choosing the Arts Plate for their cars and supporting arts for children and a strong creative economy and arts infrastructure.
All fees for the Arts Plate are considered a charitable contribution to the California Arts Council (more). Businesses and residents looking to support arts statewide now have an extra incentive to support California arts – and have a cool looking license plate as well.
Since the Arts Plate first went on sale in 1994 it has raised over $20 million for California arts through sales and renewals. Currently over 60 % of the California Arts Council’s budget comes from the Arts Plate.
You Get What You Pay For is an opinion piece by C.L.A. executive director Alma Robinson, published in Benefit magazine Jan/Feb 2007.
In their lead editorial of 12/16/06, Worthy Investment, the editorial board of the Fresno Bee wrote: The health of our arts community directly affects our ability to recruit talent to our businesses. The benefits of the arts go beyond the intellectual to public safety. Arts programs have been shown to prevent recidivism in our jails. It is imperative that the California legislature keep in mind that the arts, like everything else, require infusions of financial support to thrive.
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