Last month, Governor Paterson stood onstage at The Egg and proposed at all state funding to The Egg be cut off. All of it.
Read The Egg’s response here.
And, of course, The Egg isn’t the only Nippertown arts organization to get hammered in Paterson’s proposed NYS budget for 2010-2011. Every arts and cultural organization will be hit hard. The Governor’s proposal includes a staggering $9 million cut to the budget of the New York State Council on the Arts.
Wednesday is Arts Day 2010, and if you think that the arts play a crucial role in the quality of life and economic growth, it’s an opportunity to have your voice heard.
At 5:30pm tonight, the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy is hosting “Arts Advocacy Primer: A How-To Workshop for Advocates.” Brush up on the issues, get the talking points, and learn how easy it can be to advocate directly to your legislators on Arts Day. At this workshop, you’ll learn where the money comes from and how to ensure that the funding continues. The workshop is free.
Make your voice heard!