Latest #artscreateimpact Posts
- Yesterday was, by all accounts, a great day to be an arts advocate. Thanks to everyone who attended, performed, spoke and advocated. You inspire us!
We are taking a moment today to pause. We will be back in full force by the end of the week. This pic captures how we feel today. Tired yet elated! #artsadvocacyday #artsadvocate #CAisTheStateofTheArts #artscreateimpact
- Made it to the state capitol. I’m advocating for arts funding here with your legislators and the proud art lovers of @caforthearts ! So many inspiring and awesome stories of why Art Matters and why California should continue funding after school programs and allocating money to the unprivileged-and underrepresented ! How did you run the marathon today? 🏁🎥🙏🏾 Tune in for excerpts from my speech and an interview with head organizer, Julie Baker with Californians for the Arts! #artscreateimpact #comptontocapitol #more2jaybee #comptonopenmic #artmatters #compton
- Our first Advocacy Day is a success‼️ with over 200 in attendance, we heard from incredible speakers, elected officials, thespians, musicians and community members across the state. Now all our delegates are off to their legislative meetings to advance the arts in California. Thank you to all who are a part of Arts Advocacy Day‼️ #accm #artscreate #artscreateimpact #CAisTheStateoftheArts
- Today, as part of Arts, Culture & Creativity Month, we are participating in Arts Advocacy Day with Californians for the Arts! At SDCYB, we believe in going beyond the ballet, and hope that you will take a moment today to advocate for arts of all kinds and to celebrate the vital importance of arts education, especially for our youth! #artscreateimpact #CAisTheStateofTheArts
- Day 19 of April is Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month in the state of CA and only 4 days until Arts, Culture & Creativity Month Advocacy Day in Sacramento!
Today our focus is the impact arts have in rural communities and taking a look at the National Governors Association Rural Prosperity Action kit and Study. "Rural counties that are home to performing arts organizations experienced population growth three times faster and higher household incomes (up to $6,000 higher) than rural counties lacking performing arts organizations." We also highlight a recent year long Arts & Economic Prosperity study in Nevada County, one of the California's Designated 14 Cultural districts and a rural community with a population of less than 100,000 located in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. #artscreateimpact #artscreatejobs #artscreateprosperity Nevada County Arts Council
Have you done a study with Americans for the Arts? What were the results and how has that shaped your local advocacy efforts?
Some stats from what Nevada County learned. The arts and culture sector is a $46.9 million industry—one that supports 869 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $5.1 million in local and state government revenue.
Arts and cultural organizations are businesses in their own right. They spent $25.7 million during fiscal year 2018 to employ people locally, purchase goods and services from local establishments, and attract tourists. They also leveraged a remarkable $21.2 million in additional spending by cultural audiences—spending that pumps vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking, and other local businesses. For more info on the study visit: https://www.nevadacountyarts.org/arts-and-economic-prosperity?fbclid=IwAR32qBlJUC5JtwVmGAUBoxRysruA22btkNmGsvEhvNdWA77Fa8FMMjtN374
- Day 18 of Arts Create Impact! Today we are featuring how Arts Create Meaning when KPBS aired this interview with two sisters from Syria who joined the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory after fleeing the war and resettling in San Diego.
There are hundreds of Syrian refugees in San Diego County, including the Chehadeh family. They left Syria in 2012 for Jordan and eventually settled in San Diego in 2014.
As part of their First Person series, Carla and Christine explain why having access to the arts and music in particular has meant so much to them.
#accm #artscreateimpact #artscreateaccess #CAisTheStateoftheArts #artscreatemeaning
- One week from today! Ari 23! #ArtsAdvocacyDay in Sacramento. Can't wait to see you all there. Are you bringing signs? Everyone who is registered gets a bipARTisan pin! It's not too late to sign up for the morning activities on the South Side of the Capitol beginning at 9am. https://www.californiansforthearts.org/about-accm-1
We've seen bipartisan support for the arts at the Federal and State level because the arts bring people together; good for the soul, great for the economy! #artscreateimpact #CAisTheStateofTheArts #bipartisan
- Day 15 of Arts, Culture & Creativity Month this April 2019. Taxes are due and the legislature is in spring recess and we are half way through our month of arts impact stories and actions! What are you doing today to build awareness of the impact of arts, culture and creativity in your community? #artscreateimpact #CAisTheStateofTheArts
We are only 8 days away from Arts Advocacy Day! We hope you have signed up to participate in Sacramento on April 23. Sign ups for leg visits are closed but you can still participate in the morning rally - come make art with Crocker Art Museum, hear impact stories from legislators including Speaker Anthony Rendon and a special welcome from Sacramento's Mayor Darrell Steinberg and performances from young thespians, poetry from Santa Clara Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee and many more - full schedule will be announced tomorrow!
Some legislators are back in their district offices this week. Have you invited them to an event or scheduled a time to meet while they are in the district? Do you have an Op-ed about Arts, Culture & Creativity Month you want to share?
Don't forget, you can still engage with ACCM, click on this link below to see how you can get involved!
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- Day 14 of #ACCM What's your arts impact story?
Today we focus on California's Cultural Districts and why highlighting and identifying areas rich in arts and culture benefits a community and makes it more livable; creates a sense of civic pride and cultural identity and attracts cultural tourism that directly benefit surrounding businesses and promotes economic opportunities. #artscreateimpact #artscreatelivability #CAisTheStateofTheArts
California's 14 Cultural District highlight the cultural legacy of our state's most valuable resource—its diversity. From larger, urban areas to uncharted rural locations, each district helps grow and sustain authentic arts and culture opportunities, increase the visibility of local artists, and promote socio-economic and ethnic diversity through culture and creative expression. 14 districts will serve as California’s inaugural state-designated Cultural Districts, highlighting some of the thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California.
A Cultural District, as outlined by the program, is a well-defined geographic area with a high concentration of cultural resources and activities. Each of the 14 districts will receive the designation for a period of five years, per state legislation.
Originating with the adoption of Assembly Bill 189 in 2015, authored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, the California Cultural Districts program aims to leverage the state’s artistic and cultural assets. Aligning with the mission and values of the California Arts Council, the districts will celebrate the diversity of California while unifying under an umbrella of shared values—helping to grow and sustain authentic grassroots arts and cultural opportunities, increasing the visibility of local artists and community participation in local arts and culture, and promoting socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. Districts will also play a conscious role in tackling issues of artist displacement.
For more information on each district visit: https://www.californiaculturaldistrictscoalition.org/coalitionmembers
- Day 12 of #ACCM What's your arts impact story? Today we focus on arts programs that provide an outlet and community for youth to build their confidence and skills in order to be better students, graduates and build careers in the arts. #artscreateimpact #artscreatecareers #artscreateconfidence #artscreatebetterstudents #artscreatecommunity #CAisTheStateofTheArts
Teresa Gun submitted this story based on her work with http://www.musiciansforeducation.org/ Street of Dreams Musicians for Education “My name is Mandy Galarza Lopez, my association with the Street of Dreams program began in 1998. I was 14 and homeless. As a young girl, I loved pretending I was a famous singer and would spend hours making up songs and singing in front of the mirror. When I became homeless those dreams disappeared within a dark shadow of fear, isolation and shame. It wasn’t until I started participating in Street of Dreams that I found my love for singing again. At Street of Dreams they challenged me: “don’t think, just feel”. Within moments of the class my heart exploded with emotion, my soul sang and the words I began to put to paper made tears pour from of my eyes.
Today I am a high school graduate, a college graduate, and a professional musician, song writer and music promoter. My husband and I own a small concert production company called “Stay Strange Productions”. I am also a paid artist in residence for Street of Dreams.
Street of Dreams taught me that education is the way to build a solid foundation as a pathway towards my dreams. Street of Dreams showed me how to imagine the future I want to have through art. “If you can dream it, you can do it”. I imagined myself as being a successful professional artist—and now my dreams have come true.
Sarin Cemcem of https://www.everybodydance.org/ submitted this impact story about a young dancer who is also enrolled in their mentor match program. Everybody Dance
Nicole joined Everybody Dance! in 2010. She initially studied ballet and now takes jazz twice weekly with one of our top instructors, Stephanie Landwehr, a Professional Dancer/Choreographer featured in LA LA Land and Annie. Nicole ha
- Day 11 of Arts, Culture & Creativity Month this April 2019. What's your arts impact story? Today, we focus on Arts and Veterans programs and how giving voice and a forum for Veterans to gather, share stories and make art has proven to be a place for Veterans to heal. Veterans in arts based therapeutic programs have seen a 66% improvement in depression, 83% decrease in reported stress levels, 85% report art therapy helps and a estimated $1.7 billion in health care savings to the U.S. Military. Source: https://www.americansforthearts.org/socialimpact
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In California, we highlight this program.
Voices: Veterans Storytelling Project is a program of Arts Orange County in collaboration with Heroes Hall, the OC Fair, and the Tierney Center for Veteran Services. The project began in 2015 as a way to help address issues raised in the Orange County Community Foundation's 2014 report The State of the American Veteran: The Orange County Veterans Study, which found that military veterans coming home to Orange County are significantly underprepared for civilian life.
Producer Dave Barton works with veterans offering them basics on how to write and shape their life experience into something that can be shared in a public forum. We believe that the lives and experiences of vets offer valuable and important opportunities to build bridges with an uninformed civilian public, the workshops will culminate with the veteran's story being shared in a FREE public performance at Heroes Hall.
Heroes Hall is a permanent year-round veterans museum and education center at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. The museum features exhibitions, performances and educational programs that celebrate the legacy of Orange County veterans and others who have served our nation. For more information, visit:
https://www.ocfair.com/heroes-hall Arts Orange County is the nonprofit, county-wide arts council of Orange County, California. Its mission is to be the leader in building appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. For more information, visit: http://
- Day 10 of Arts, Culture & Creativity Month this April 2019. What's your arts impact story? Today, we focus on how the arts are effective storytellers in dispelling myths, building awareness and compassion and humanizing experiences such as homelessness. #artscreateimpact #artscreatecompassion #CAisTheStateofTheArts #ACCM
Kirti Fatania-Bassendineis a fine Art photographer and storyteller. Her recent exhibition at Gilroy Arts Center called "Homeless Voices" dispelled the myths around homelessness. It received positive media coverage in local papers, and KSBW Action News 8 channel used the exhibit to launch their new series "Project Community ". Assemblymember Robert Rivas, who came to the opening reception was moved by the stories and suggested it been seen at The Capitol. So we are excited to feature it on Arts, Culture & Creativity Month Advocacy Day in Sacramento on April 23. Says Bassendine, "It's about giving dignity and respect back to these human beings that are going through hardships who need a second chance and for their stories to be heard." Faviola Bataz and her family are featured in one of the photographs. They live in the van with her disabled son Alex. After being in the exhibition and in the media with the Homeless Voices Exhibition, she now has 8 counselors working with her and will be getting housing. She said being in the exhibition has given her so much dignity and respect from other homeless friends, who now come and ask her for help.
For more information on the exhibit and the work of Kirti Bassendine visit www.kirtibassendine.com #accm #artscreate #artscreateimpact #CAistheStateoftheArts #artsadvocacy