For the first time in nearly 10 years, Creative Many Michigan is bringing back Michigan Arts Advocacy Day to gather individuals and organizations from across the state to speak directly to lawmakers about the importance of support for arts, culture, arts education and the creative industries.
The day can’t come soon enough for supporters of the arts. Gov. Snyder recently released his state budget recommendation. If passed by the legislature, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) would be funded at $10.15 million ($9 million General Fund) for 2019. This would be $1 million less than the previous year.
Arts Advocacy Day, part of an energized and engaged group making a difference on behalf of the creative sector in Michigan, will take place in Lansing on Wednesday, April 18.
Arts Advocacy Day attendees will embark on an experience that will inspire you, inform you about the challenges and opportunities facing the creative community, and provide you with resources and motivation to advocate on behalf of the arts in your community.
Cost is $25 for general admission or $10 for students. The funds will cover lunch for attendees, print materials and will support artist fees.
Event registration is required for those joining us in Lansing on April 18. Follow this link to register: https://creativemany.z2systems.com/np/clients/creativemany/event.jsp?event=508&
The group will meet in the conference room of the Michigan Municipal League (208 North Capitol Avenue – 1st Floor) then proceed to rally on the capitol steps before attending legislative meetings with your representatives.