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Will charitable tax deductions be altered as a part of structural changes to the federal budget? Although the immediate threat appears to be gone, there is an ongoing conversation about the future of this and other deductions. Deductable charitable donations provide a unique and substantial public benefit as nonprofits addresses diverse and essential needs of communities.
Please join MCA in signing-on to this letter to Congress, with our national partner the National Council of Nonprofits, to be
delivered prior to a hearing of the Joint Select Commission on Deficit Reduction on Tuesday, October 18. To sign on, please have your executive director complete this simple online form by noon on Monday, October 17.
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is gearing up the selection process for the next round of Sally Awards.The awards recognize extraordinary Minnesota artists who inspire us with their creativity and dedication to their craft.
The 2011 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards will continue this tradition, and you can be a part of it! We invite you to join in the fun by nominating artists to be considered for the 2011 Sally Awards. It’s easy to do. Just think about the
artists who have inspired you, your family or your friends, and forward their names to us as nominees for the 2011 Sally Awards. The Awards include the following five
ARTS ACCESS | VISION | INITIATIVE | COMMITMENT | EDUCATION
Minnesota’s arts scene is so rich and diverse that it’s impossible for us to keep up with the work being created every day in every corner of the state. You probably know about artists who are not yet on our radar screen. Don’t keep their talents a secret! Any arts organization or individual in the state of Minnesota is eligible, as long as they have not already received this award.
Please consider making a nomination, and forward this invitation
to your friends and colleagues. The nomination form is available on the Ordway’s website at ordway.org/sallyawards.
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011.
If you have any questions regarding the nomination form or the awards, please contact Kate Youngdahl at the Ordway at 651.282.3101.
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ABOUT: MCA is a nonpartisan statewide arts advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts. MCA organizes the
arts community and lobbies the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress on issues pertaining to the nonprofit arts. If you are interested in learning more about how to advocate for the arts,
or how to activate people in your arts organization or community to lobby for the arts, please call us at 651-251-0868 or e-mail staff at mncitizensforthearts.org. State arts funding supports access to the arts for all Minnesotans. The state-funded Minnesota State Arts Board and eleven Regional Arts Councils provide grants and services in every Minnesota county for artists, arts organizations, arts projects and school artist residencies. For more information on regional or state grants, go to www.arts.state.mn.us.