March 30, 2011

The Government Administration and Elections Committee approved a bill (SB 148)  with new language that SUSPENDS  rather than terminates the state’s percent for art program.  The new bill calls for a two year suspension of the requirement that the State Bond Commission allocate one per cent of the state building project cost for the purchase of artwork.

Author: Connecticut Arts Alliance

The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) was founded in 2005 as an advocacy organization to ensure that the arts remain central to life in Connecticut. The organization strives to promote and underscore the value of all achievements of the arts industry and all of the ways in which the arts improve daily life for residents of the State. Among its most visible programs are assisting with workshops for the annual Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol organized by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and providing advocacy guidance and resources in concert with the Office of the Arts and regional arts service organizations. The organization works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, to increase funding for the arts, and to influence public funding decisions and actions that affect the arts.