Advocacy

California Legislature Budget Update

This is posted courtesy of Kathy Lynch of Lynch & Associates. THE 2011-12 LEGISLATURE CONVENES TO HISTORIC BUDGET DEFICIT IN THE BLUEST OF STATES The 2011-12 Legislature convened Monday, December 6th to begin a new legislative two-year cycle. The 120-member Legislature...


Arts & Achievement for All!

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, the Partnership for Creative Learning presented "Arts & Achievement for All: A Public Forum for 2010 San Francisco Board of Education Candidates" at KQED Public Media. Previous to holding this forum, all candidates received an email invitation...


Artists in Schools - A good use of the people's money

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flfXYBDWQvM] Award winning actor Bill Irwin talks about public employment of artists, and his experience working in schools under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) in the 1970s. "I got up each day with an Arts agenda."...


Carol Channing - "I'm so old I had the arts."

Let's keep the arts alive! Let's keep young hearts alive! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1n03WZ80s&fs=1&hl=en_US]


Join the Partnership for Creative Learning!

Join the Partnership for Creative Learning to immediately advocate to stop the San Francisco Board of Education from raiding the California Department of Education Arts and Music Block Grant to make up for cuts to the District’s general fund. Please sign onto our Letter of...


Arts at Risk as SFUSD Grapples with Draconian Budget Cuts

On Tuesday, January 26th the full San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education met to discuss the draconian budget cuts the District is facing over the next two years.  In total, the District is facing a $113 million shortfall (over two years) out of a total annual...


Zac Efron for Arts Ed!

Americans for the Arts reported that Zac Efron and Claire Daines along with other advocates, visited the White House on November 12th to speak about the importance of arts education. While President Obama was not in attendance, Senator Barbara Boxer and Kalpen Modi, Associate...


Demand Responsible Budget Set Aside Reform for San Francisco

Performing Arts Workshop has been working with the Family Budget Coalition and Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth to ensure that the City is equitably cutting from areas like police, fire, and pet projects, in order to restore funding for a safety net for children, youth,...


The Arts are Back

White House Convenes and Briefs Arts Activists Given the abundance of crises and combustible situations we face, one would hardly blame the new administration if it moved slowly on the cultural front. But last week, the President named a new chair of the National Endowment for...


Arts and the Recession

Many people are worried about the effect of the current economic climate on the arts and arts funding. The following link is a KQED Forum discussion about that very subject. http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R903231000