Let’s Give Governor Walz a Standing Ovation for his Support of the Arts
SEND A LETTER TO THANK GOVERNOR WALZ!
Governor Walz supports the arts and upholds the law passed by Minnesotans
Today, we are asking you to take action, by thanking the Walz administration for their support of the arts with their recent budget recommendations. This is a great 1st step and we look forward to working with the House and Senate on their proposals.
Below is a brief press release we sent out earlier today with more information.
“Over 1,000 arts organizations and artists across Minnesota are giving a standing ovation to Governor Walz today,” says Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Sarah Fossen in a public statement. “Arts organizations create economic vitality across the state by hiring employees, lighting up main streets with marquees, filling restaurants before shows, and creating a quality of life for businesses that are recruiting employees and cities recruiting businesses.”
When Minnesotans passed the Legacy Amendment in 2008, the intent was that three-eighths of one percent sales tax dedication go to water, land and legacy.
“Minnesota Citizens for the Arts is pleased to see that Governor Walz recommends an appropriation of $90.795 million to the Minnesota State Arts Board for the FY 2024-2025 biennium from the state’s dedicated Arts and Cultural Heritage fund (ACHF). This is in keeping with current law which states ‘At least 47 percent of the total appropriations from the arts and cultural heritage fund in a fiscal biennium must be for grants and services awarded through the Minnesota State Arts Board, or regional arts councils subject to appropriation.’”
(Picture Above Left: MCA Executive Director Sarah Fossen with Governor Tim Walz)