It’s important to keep your legislators informed and engaged in issues that affect the arts. Remember, YOU have a voice and a vote. YOU can influence the decisions of your elected officials!
In the Connecticut state government, arts and culture are situated in the Department of Economic & Community Development and supported by the Office of the Arts.
The arts and culture sector:
- Represents 5% of Connecticut’s economy, generates $9 billion annually, and supports 57,000 jobs
- Improves quality of life and contributes to Connecticut’s economy
- Creates vibrant rural and urban communities
- Is integral to the tourism industry