Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Session Wrap Up

6/3/03 1. WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE ARTS CUTS? 2. LETTER FROM MCA BOARD CHAIR 3. LEGISLATIVE ARTS ALL-STARS 4. FURTHER NOTES ON ARTS AS A CORE ACADEMIC SUBJECT 5. SOME ARTS PROJECTS FUNDED BY STATE BONDING 6. CONCEAL AND CARRY AND NON-PROFITS 1...

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Arts Cut By 32%

5/20/03 1. ARTS CUT BY 32% 2. OTHER CULTURAL GROUPS SLASHED 3. ARTS WILL BE A CORE ACADEMIC SUBJECT 4. TAKE MCA’S SURVEY 1. ARTS CUT BY 32% THE CUTS It was a hard fight. But it appears to be over. The conference committee with jurisdiction...

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Legislature Closing in on a Deal

5/16/03 1. LEGISLATURE CLOSING IN ON A DEAL 2. TAKE MCA’S SURVEY 1. LEGISLATURE CLOSING IN ON A DEAL Governor Pawlenty proposed a 40% cut to the arts in Minnesota. The House Committee, chaired by Rep. Bob Gunther, proposed reducing the cut...

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2000 Sign Petition

5/7/03 1. Two Thousand Minnesotans Sign Arts Petition 2. Important Legislators Named to Conference Committee 3. Arts Standards Issue Heats Up 4. Recent Press Coverage of the Fight for the Arts 1. Two Thousand Minnesotans Sign Arts Petition...

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SENATE COMMITTEE TAKES STRONG ARTS POSITION

4/25/03 Governor Pawlenty proposed a 40% cut to the arts in Minnesota. The House Committee, chaired by Rep. Bob Gunther, last week proposed reducing the cut to 32%. Yesterday in the Senate, Sen. Dallas Sams’ committee proposed reducing the...

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JOIN THE ARTS PETITION

April 23, 2003 Please forward this email to the arts people you know: This is the easiest, fastest, and best way for you to show your support for the arts. PLEASE SIGN MCA’S PETITION BY APRIL 30, 2003, which we will deliver to each and...

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Small House Restoration

4/16/03 1. HOUSE COMMITTEE RESTORES A SMALL PART OF ARTS FUNDING 2. JOIN THE ARTS PETITION 3. VOLUNTEER TO SAVE THE ARTS 1. HOUSE COMMITTEE RESTORES A SMALL PART OF ARTS FUNDING Today the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee in the...

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Senate Hearing on the Arts

4/10/03 1. MN SENATE HOLDS HEARING ON THE ARTS 2. VOLUNTEER TO SAVE THE ARTS 1. MN SENATE HOLDS HEARING ON THE ARTS Representatives of the Minnesota arts community testified Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Environment, Agriculture and Economic...

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Postcard Campaign for the Arts

4/1/03 1. MCA TO CONDUCT MASSIVE POSTCARD CAMPAIGN 2. VOLUNTEER TO SAVE THE ARTS 3. BACKGROUND ON THE CURRENT CRISIS 4. HOW TO CONTACT YOUR U.S. CONGRESSPERSON ABOUT THE ARTS 1. MCA TO CONDUCT MASSIVE POSTCARD CAMPAIGN “Ten letters can...

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MSAB Restores Some Artist Grants

3/28/03 1. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD RESTORES SOME INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANTS 2. NATIONAL ARTS PICTURE HEATS UP 3. STATE ARTS FUNDING THREATENED: CALL OR WRITE YOUR LEGISLATOR 4. VOLUNTEER TO SAVE THE ARTS 1. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD RESTORES...

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PAWLENTY HACKS ANOTHER CHUNK OUT OF ARTS FUNDING

3/12/03 Despite a thousand people coming to the state capitol in the most successful Arts Advocacy Day in history, we are shocked to see the Governor’s new proposal today to cut an additional $2.5 million per year out of arts funding for...

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New Arts Education Standards

3/5/03 1. WILL THE STATE’S NEW EDUCATION STANDARDS INCLUDE THE ARTS? 2. ARTS FUNDING THREATENED. CALL OR WRITE YOUR LEGISLATORS AND THE GOVERNOR. 3. MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD SEEKING INPUT 1. WILL THE STATE’S NEW EDUCATION STANDARDS...

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