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Mar 2015

The Americans for the Arts recently released their new state by state analysis, showing that in the District of Columbia 2,466 Arts-Related businesses employ 22,952 people. This Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts report provides a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in District of Columbia. The…

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Mar 2015

Are you taking the next steps in your professional career, and interested in learning more about how to represent the field as an arts advocate? APPLY TO BE AN EMERGING ARTS LEADER AT ARTS ADVOCACY DAY Selected emerging arts leaders will receive a free “gold” badge to attend all events, including the plenary sessions, and…

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Feb 2015

We’re thrilled to announce the speakers for DC’s 11th annual Arts Advocacy Day! Keynote Speakers: Kay Kendall – Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Richard Reyes-Gavilan – Executive Director of the DC Public Library Ed Lazere – Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute Andrew Taylor – Arts Administration Professor…

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May 2013

Dear Arts Advocates, Robert Bettmann asked that I provide my analysis of the recent arts bill introduced by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. I know the intention of your efforts is to ensure stable, level funding for the arts. I think there are some things the arts community should be concerned about. In addition to…

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Dec 2012

TESTIMONY OF ROBERT BETTMANN TO CHAIRMAN VINCENT C. GRAY AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON BILL 18-1101, “FISCAL YEAR 2011 REVISED BUDGET REQUEST ACT OF 2010”; AND BILL 18-1100, “FISCAL YEAR 2011 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET SUPPORT ACT OF 2010" TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010, 9:30 A.M. JOHN A. WILSON BUILDING 1350 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,…

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Dec 2012

My name is Sarah Browning and I am director of Split This Rock, presenters of Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness. Split This Rock celebrates the great tradition of socially engaged poetry in the District of Columbia dating back to Walt Whitman’s 10 years here and finding its first full flowering…

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Dec 2012

Prepared statement by Anthony Gittens Director, Washington, DC International Film Festival Committee on Housing and Workforce Development Councilmember Michael Brown, Chairman Public Oversight Roundtable on Job creation and the district’s creative economy Good Morning, chairman Brown. My name is Anthony Gittens and I am Director of the Washington, DC International Film Festival and, former Executive…

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Dec 2012

My name is Sarah Browning and I am director of Split This Rock, presenters of Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness. Split This Rock celebrates the great tradition of socially engaged poetry in the District of Columbia dating back to Walt Whitman’s 10 years here and finding its first full flowering…

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Dec 2012

I’m Marc Eisenberg, the Executive Director of the Washington Bach Consort. Thank you for your time today. Failing to restore funding to the Commission on Arts & Humanities will prohibit our “Bach in Time” program from reaching DC Public School third graders from participating in our award winning introduction to classical music. Continuing to fail…

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Mar 2010

The final FY12 Federal budget compromise contained a damaging cut for District residents. The National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program was cut from 9.5 million (FY10) down to 1 million for the current fiscal year. What Is NCACA, and How Does It Affect DC Artists? The National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program was…

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