The DC Council has released the FY 16 Oversight, FY 17 Budget hearing schedule. These hearings are a great opportunity to turn up in support of the arts.
In past years hearing dates have shifted for various reasons, but the preliminary hearing dates are:
Oversight Hearing DC Commission on the Arts
(looking back at last year’s budget)
Thursday February 18, 10 am – as long as it takes, frequently all afternoon
Budget Hearing for DC Commission on the Arts*
(considering the Mayor’s Fy17 budget proposal)
Wednesday April 13, 10 am – as long as it takes, frequently all afternoon
* We will update this post with the arts budget numbers in the Mayor’s Fy17 proposal once they are released.