County-by-County List of Qualified 2016-2017 DCA Grant Applicants


►  2015 Florida Legislative Platform
for Arts and Culture

  2016 DRAFT Platform to
discuss on today's call  

►  County-by-County List of 
2015-2016 DCA Grantees
►  A Few Facts to Use
►  County-by-county contact list of Florida Legislators (Excel file)

►  AFTA 2015 Creative Industries Reports for Florida Counties

►  Contact Information for (TED) Subcommittees Teddy Bear
►  Contact information on 2015 Florida Legislative Leadership 

► What you can and cannot do as an arts advocate (PowerPoint) and here.

►  Know who your senator and representative are in the Florida Legislature and Congress -- go here.
►  Florida Senate

►  Florida House 
►  Governor's Office 
►  Florida Division of
     Cultural Affairs
►  Florida Cultural

  Americans for the Arts

Number 1 
How do I connect to this call and know who is participating on it?

Man headphones and computer 
Call Date:
Monday, October 19, 2015   
Call Time:
9:58 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Call-In-Number:  712-775-7031 and then enter 441247#    

PLEASE have your computer on and this agenda opened.  We will refer to the links and documents below during the call.  Thank you.
Who is participating on this call and from which Florida counties?
Go here  to see who is on this call.  Thank you for participating.

Number 2

Guest Speaker on today's call:



Dr. Jim Zingale


    Dr. Jim Zingale will review with us the latest 2016-2017 revenue projections for the state of Florida to assist us with our statewide advocacy strategies. 



Number 3

     Status of 2016-2017 Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Grant Recommendations

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     The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) completed all of its grant panels and Florida Council on Arts & Culture meetings and submitted its 2016-2017 ranked grants' lists to Secretary of State Ken Detzner for his review and approval.  Once the Secretary approves DCA's four-ranked lists of grant recommendations for 2016-2017, these lists (see below) will be submitted to the Florida Legislature for its consideration to recommend the appropriations needed to fully fund        all 532 of these qualified grants.
     Below are the 2016-2017 numbers PRIOR to the Secretary of State's final approval as of 10/16/15:

DCA Grant Programs
-- click on the grant-funding category below to access specific ranked list:
# of DCA grant 
applicants that qualify for 2016-2017 grants by category -- subject to Secretary of State's approval:
State Investments Needed to Fully Fund these 2016-2017 DCA Grants:
Cultural and Museum Grants
Culture Builds Florida Grants
Cultural Facilities Grants
Cultural Endowment State Matches

Florida Map of Color Blocks     
     All 532 Qualified DCA 2016-2017 Grant Applicants Listed by the Counties they are Located in here.

      What did the state of Florida fund for arts and culture in 2015-2016 by counties?    
Go here.

     Many thanks to Curtis Young and Patty Warren at the DCA for making the raw data available to FCA to create these 2016-2017 reports.
Number 4

      Discuss 2016-2017 Statewide
            Advocacy Strategies

4.1.  Review and discuss DRAFT
of 2016-2017 Florida Legislative Platform for Arts & Culture

Chamber4.2.  Review and discuss roles of Governor, legislators and appropriations' committees and subcommittees:

Governor Rick Scott 
DOS 2016-2017 Budget Requests to House TED Appropriations Subcommittee 

leadership4.2.b.  Legislative Leadership
in Senate and House -- access here.

Teddy Bear
TED (Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee Senate and House members listed by counties they represent -- access here.

HOUSE TED comprehensive contact list
House TED Website

SENATE TED comprehensive contact list
Senate TED Website

Stacks of money

appropriations 4.2.d. House and Senate Appropriations Committees


directories4.2.e. Comprehensive House & Senate Legislative Directories:

Take Action

Some Quick & Easy Action to Take Now

     Easy steps you can do now before we get the final word from the Secretary of State's office that he has signed off on the four ranked 2016-2017 DCA grant recommendations' lists:

Do you know graphic 1.  Know who your Florida Representative and Senator are in the Florida Legislature.  Learn about them and the committees they serve on.  Go here.

2.  Make sure you have your Florida Representative's and Senator's and their key legislative staff members' contact information in your email and address books.

  Join their Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, newsletters/updates sign up, and other social media sites they might participate in.

Leadership Circle 4.  Check to see if you have either House or Senate members who represent your county in Legislative Leadership, House & Senate Appropriations, or House & Senate TED.  Add to your email and address books.

Time to pay attention 5.  Pay attention to your emails from now throughout legislative session for future FCA Briefings and Alerts. 


     Once we know we can move ahead with our 2016-2017 Florida Legislative Platform, we'll let you know the next advocacy steps to take.  Before we start advocating for these ranked DCA 2016-2017 grant recommendations, we need to make sure the Secretary has signed off on them.


Number 5

     Please Spread the Word --

October is National
Arts & Humanities Month

President Obama's Proclamation

     Go here for details and learn how you can participate and help promote National Arts & Humanities Month.

   Please mark your calendars. Calendar with flip page

Please schedule now our next two 2015 monthly advocacy and information-to-use conference calls on your calendars:
All calls are on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST.

November 23  -- report on face-to-face legislative meetings in Tallahassee regarding state DCA grants funding and other arts- and culture-related issues; guest speaker/s TBD.

December 14 -- details and updates in preparation for 2016 Florida Legislative Session -- January 12 through March 11; guest speaker/s TBD.
Calendar with flip page
Other 2016 Dates Through March To
Include On Your Calendars:
January 12 thru March 11 -- 2016 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee
January 25 (evening) and January 26 (all day)
Arts & Culture Day in Tallahassee

February 1 & 2
-- Florida Division of Cultural Affairs/Citizens for Florida Arts' 2016 Convening Conference at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale

March 7 & 8
-- National Arts Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C.

Live Updates
from YOU?  

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Florida Cultural Alliance
Post Office Box 2131
West Palm Beach, Florida 333402-2131
Contact:  Sherron Long, president