ARTS ALLIANCE NEWS
Our approach to making the arts more accessible is constantly evolving. Read the latest, and find out what the Connecticut Arts Alliance is up to now.
Governor Malloyâ€™s Budget Trims Arts Funding On February 8, 2012 Governor Malloy released his FY13 proposed budget. The Governor has recommended cutting by 8% the Arts, Culture Tourism and Marketing grants â€œto achieve efficiency through competitive procurementâ€ for a total reduction of $2,356,311. The second significant change proposed is to eliminate all individual accounts for…Read More
ARTS FUNDING MAINTAINED IN NEW STATE BUDGET The state’s 2012-2013 budget was approved by the Senate early in the morning on May 4, 2011 and signed into law by the governor later that day. Although the consolidation of the Commission on Culture and Tourism into the Department of Community and Economic Development will become reality,…Read More
The Government Administration and Elections Committee approved a bill (SB 148)Â with new language that SUSPENDSÂ rather than terminates the state’s percent for art program.Â The new bill calls forÂ aÂ two year suspension ofÂ the requirement that the State Bond Commission allocate one per cent of the state building project cost for the purchase of artwork.Read More
Over 1300 arts advocates signed the following petition submitted to Governor Dannel Malloy on February 15, 2011 Dear Governor Malloy, As mayor of Stamford, you experienced firsthand what a thriving arts community means for the economic well-being of a city — and your support made the difference. We urge you as governor to do the…Read More
Proposed Bill would Eliminate State’s % for Art Program In late January, Senator Doyle of the 9th District proposed Bill 148 An Act Eliminating the Requirement for the Purchase of Artwork for State Building Projects The bill recommends that the general statutes be amended to repeal the requirement that the State Bond Commission allocate from…Read More