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Connecticut began 2019 with the inauguration of Governor Ned Lamont following an election in which CAAâ€™sÂ Create the Vote CTÂ campaign encouraged candidates and voters to consider the impact of arts and culture on our towns and cities, schools, and economy. As a result of CAAâ€™s efforts, the new Governor formed anÂ Arts, Culture and Tourism Transition Policy…Read More
Several pieces of Federal legislation are pending which will affect the creative sector. Our thanks to Americans for the Arts for providing these updates through our State Advocacy Captain, CAA Administrator Darren Farrington. NEA Appropriations In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed ten appropriations bills, including an Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Bill which…Read More
With less than three weeks remaining in the 2019 Legislative Session, we ask you to contact your legislators and urge them to support the recommendations of the Connecticut Arts Alliance, the Connecticut Tourism Coalition, CT Humanities, the Connecticut Restaurant Association, and the Connecticut Marine Trades Association. What We’re Asking Allocate 25% of lodging tax revenue…Read More
Our thanks to all who attendedÂ Arts, Culture and Tourism Advocacy DayÂ on April 8! Over two hundred arts and tourism advocates attended the event! One of the best ways to show our legislators that their constituents support the arts is to show up in large numbers for events like this. If their voters care, theyâ€™ll care!…Read More
On March 4 and 5, a small but impressive delegation of Connecticut artists, arts administrators, and advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Arts Action Summit and Arts Advocacy Day, hosted by Americans for the Arts. The Connecticut contingent joined approximately five hundred other arts advocates from all fifty states and a few U.S. territories.…Read More
In an address to the state General Assembly today, Governor Lamont released a two-year proposed budget. (For his full proposal and background documentation, click here.) Regarding arts items, the Governorâ€™s proposal recommends maintaining flat funding in both fiscal years 2020 and 2021. His supporting documentation recognizes that “Governor Lamontâ€™s budget maintains funding for arts and…Read More
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