Arts & Culture Day 2018 Details and Related Activities January 23 - 25
Cursor down for locations, schedule, hotel, reasons to participate, and hints to make your trip worthwhile and easy.
Last UPDATE to those Registered for Arts & Culture Day -- Emailed on January 22, 2018
Randy I. Cohen, Vice President of Research & Policy AFTA
Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner
DCA Director Sandy Shaughnessy
You're Invited! Bring a friend or colleague!
Please join your colleagues and other arts & culture advocates from throughout Florida for
TUESDAY, January 23, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. -- Meet & Greet & Networking Over Cocktails and Dinner for all arts, arts education, and culture advocates Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. atWahoo Seafood Grillbehind theQuality Inn, Arts & Culture Day Hotel.
You mustprepregisterto attend this meet & greet & networking over cocktails & dinner.
WEDNESDAY, January 24, Arts & Culture Day -- from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Capitol Complex -- see detailed scheduled below
THURSDAY, January 25, Florida Council on Arts & Culture meeting from 9:00 a.m. to conclusion in observation west side of 22nd floor of the Capitol.
SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS of ALL ACTIVITIES from January 23 through January 25
TUESDAY, January 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p. --Meet & Greet & Networking for Arts & Culture Advocates:
Meet, greet, and networking over cocktails and dinner on Tuesday, January 23, for all arts, arts education, and culture advocates in a private dining room at Wahoo Seafood Grill behind the Quality Inn Hotel (see below) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each person is responsible for his/her own drinks and dinner. To attend, you must prepregister.
8:45 – 8:50 a.m. – Welcome by Sandy Shaughnessy, Division of Cultural Affairs Director
8:50 – 9:00 am – Remarks by Audra Pittman, COCA Executive Director
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Secretary of State Ken Detzner speaks on Florida's arts & culture
9:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts presents findings on Florida's AEP5 study and Q & A session
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Break
11:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Informational rally, speakers, performances, awards, and meeting to update advocates on status of Florida legislative actions related to funding and other bills that might impact our industry and the next advocacy steps they need to take to help secure state-funding investments in DCA grants and other state policies. Here is the agenda for this informational rally and meeting.
Throughout Capitol Complex in Capitol, Senate Building, and House Building:
1:00 – afternoon – Meet with your legislators and their staff members (materials will be provided) Go here and then to # 2 to download an Excel file that lists all Florida Senators and Representatives by county worksheets at the bottom. Just open your County worksheet and download contact information for all the legislators and their staff members who represent the interests of your county. Please schedule your meetings and/or visits with them and/or their staff in advance.
At Capitol Plaza:
Around 2:00 p.m. – Chalk Walk Awards presented by DCA outside on the Capitol Plaza
In Observation West Side, 22nd Floor of the Capitol:
5:00 p.m. – Doors on the 22nd floor on the observation side will open
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs Awards' Reception
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs' Award Presentations:
Hall of Fame Awards Diversity & Inclusion Awards Folk Heritage Awards
A few REASONS why YOU should participate in Arts & Culture Day 2018 in Tallahassee:
1. Show & Remind Our State Policy Makers and Their Staff Members With Large Numbers of Advocates in Our State Capitol That We Need Their Support to Advance Arts, Arts Education, & Culture:
State-appropriation investments were fully restored in FY 2014-2015 for all Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grants; however, Florida's investment in these DCA grants' programs have been reduced over the last three years as the demand for them has increased.
We must work collaboratively and strategically to restore state-appropriation investments needed to fund the 658 vetted and recommended DCA matching grants. We also must demonstrate that these are wise state investments with substantial economic and social impact throughout our state. It's our once-a-year time in our state Capitol to unite arts, arts education, and culture advocates from throughout Florida to step up and share our unified voices in Tallahassee with legislators and their staff members. It's a visual reminder to them that arts, arts education, and culture are part of the solution and matter to Floridians and tourists.
2.Learn the status of legislative funding and other bills that impact arts, arts education, and culture and the strategies needed for success during your stay in Tallahassee and when you get back home:
During the informational rally from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the 22nd floor of the Capitol, learn about the status of the state-appropriation investments needed to fund all 658 recommended Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grants and also the status of certain legislative bills we're monitoring that impact our industry. Learn from experts what strategies are needed to help achieve our 2018 Platform appropriation and other goals.
3.Network with your colleagues and friends from throughout Florida, and have some fun.
4.Meet with your legislators and their staff membersto remind them that their support of Florida's arts, arts education, and culture investments have substantial return on investment back to local and state government treasuries (9 to 1); preserve and create jobs; expand tourism; revitalize downtowns and communities; diversify and build local and state economies; strengthen global global commerce; improve student achievement and graducation rates; prevent crime; attract and retain businesses; and enhance our quality of life.
5. Celebrate and thank legislative leaderswho will receive Legislative Star Awards for their support of arts, arts education, and culture in our state.
Helpful HINTS to make your trip easier and worthwhile.
REGISTERfor Arts & Culture Day: It's easy and quick -- just register here.
ELEVATOR Challenges to 22nd Floor: There are only a couple of elevators that go to the 22nd floor of the Capitol; so, please allow yourself plenty of time to get through security and to the 22nd floor on time for these scheduled activities.
TIME TO MEET With Your Legislators and/or Their Legislative Assistants: Depending upon when you arrive and stay in Tallahassee, schedule your meetings with your legislators and their staff members in ADVANCE. Just make sure you do not schedule your meetings during the informational rally from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the 22nd floor of the Capitol. It's important you attend this informational meeting to receive the latest updates on legislative funding and other bills that impact our industry,
Access LEGISLATIVE CONTACT INFORMATION for your legislatorshere.
Informational Rally AGENDA: The agenda for the informational rally is being developed now; once finalized, it will be posted here.
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM Now and Plan To Arrive on January 23:
Quality Inn and Suites 3090 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Group Rate: $60.75 per night, which includes taxes.
Reserve your room by calling or e-mailing hotel -- make sure you tell them you're with the Florida Cultural Alliance Group to secure this special rate.
PARKING in Tallahassee:Click here for parking map.Give yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot; get through Capitol Security; and get to the 22nd floor of the Capitol.
2018 Florida Legislative Platform for Arts & Culture: Access to the two-page 2018 Florida Legislative Platform for Arts & Culture here. Copies of the Platform will be available for you to pick up at the informational rally; however, you might want to make a few copies of this document to bring with you to Tallahassee to leave with your legislators, along with your business card and any of your area's or organization's brochures.
COUNTY-BY-COUNTY DCA LIST of Qualified 2018-2019 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' (DCA) Grant Applicants -- bring a few copies of just the page or pages of this document that list the qualified 2018-2019 DCA applicants for your county with you to Tallahassee.
UPDATES About Arts & Culture Day: Once you register, you'll be placed on an e-mail list to receive updated information about Arts & Culture Day and legislative issues that need your attention and action.
Thank you for registering to join your colleagues and other advocates to show support for Florida arts, arts education & culture.