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creative:impact-Quarterly Check-In And Update With The Arts Alliance

Mar 6, 2018

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In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair talks to Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich about developments in the arts community, so far, in the first quarter of 2018.  Additionally, they discuss what else is coming up in the arts world later this year.

Deb Polich, president and CEO of The Arts Alliance and co-host of 89.1 WEMU's creative:impact

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1. WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.   

What’s coming up in the arts and creative industries world on the advocacy front?

·Arts & Humanities Funding at the Federal Level

Arts Advocacy Day in Washington – March 12 & 13 (FYI – there is a group of 17 EMU arts managements students flying to DC.)

President Trump’s Budget - the termination of our nation's cultural grant-making agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The proposed budget ignores the fact that Congress soundly rejected this same attempt last year to terminate the nation's cultural agencies. 

To recap, Congress is still working to finish FY 2018 funding, even while FY 2019 is underway.

·In Michigan-Arts Advocacy Day in Lansing April 18th  April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

§  In partnership with Creative Many MI

§  The Arts Alliance will charter a bus if we have enough people to fill the bus.

§  S25 registration & $10 for students + transportation.

§  Governor Snyder’s budget recommends a $1 million reduction to $10.15 million ($9 million General Fund) for FY 19.

·Best way to keep up on all of this?

Sign up for The Arts Alliance newsletter at a3arts.org.  Follow us on Facebook.  Write Deb at info@a3arts.org

· Feedback?

Our goal is to feature creative people, jobs and businesses through the lenses of those who, though often unseen, are the driving forces that make the greater Ann Arbor area one of Michigan's strongest and most vibrant arts and creative hubs.

·Suggestions: send to info@a3arts.org

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu