Update on Friday's blog announcement:
Simply put: these cuts WILL impact our community in a MAJOR way. It's time to get involved.
In 2009, Colorado Council on the Arts awarded $197,690 to artists, arts organizations, youth at risk arts programs, and arts education in El Paso County. Statewide, they awarded $1,325,075.
CCA does more than award money. Their programs and expertise are visible in communities all around Colorado. They also conduct valuable research, like 2008's recent study on The Arts, Creative Learning & Student Achievement.
In response to the proposed cuts, which would dramatically reduce the CCA's impact across the state, a number of Listening Tours are being held. Artists, community groups, creative businesses, educators and municipal leaders are encouraged to attend a Listening Tour session and to invite their colleagues. CCA representatives will be in Colorado Springs on February 5, 2009.
CCA Listening Tour
Thursday, February 5, 2009
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado
315 E. Costilla
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719.634.2204
Please come. Tell your friends. Let's work together to try to fix this.