Saturday, March 28, 2009

Florida Arts Funding in Jeopardy

From the Broward County Cultural Division:

Each year the Arts has to claw its way back into the State Budget. In the past three years, the budget for Cultural Arts has been cut by 82%...far more than any other Department...hold on, haven't got to the depressing part yet.

Now the House wants to drop from $7.2 million to $2.7million...for all the museums, theatres, dance companies, fellowships, cultural facilities...and of course film festivals...$2.7 million for the whole State. Still not at the depressing it comes, The Senate has indicated $0 for the

Please call Sen Chris Smith and register your support for the arts...and, to maintain the current funding level of $7.2 million.


Below is contact information for Senator Chris Smith

Chris Smith District Offices:

1977 North Tamarind Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 650-6801
Senate VOIP: 42900
FAX (561) 650-6819
Legislative Assistants:
Sharonda Wright-Placide, Beatrice Coleman and Diane Randolph

1101 N.E. 40th Court
Suite 1
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 267-2114
Senate VOIP: 42910
FAX (954) 267-2116

Chris SmithTallahassee Office:
220 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5112
Senate VOIP: 5112

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