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


  2016 Florida Legislative
Platform for Arts & Culture 

►  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, November 23, 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:
      Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund.
     Nina will review, discuss, and answer your questions on these topics:

1.  the work of the Arts Action Fund;

2.  update us on ArtsVote2016;

3.  the Arts Action Fund PAC;

4.  status of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; and

5.  other federal arts-related action campaigns.

Join the Arts Action Fund today -- it's free, and you can help reach national goal of at least one-million arts and arts education advocates throughout country. You can also make a contribution to the Arts Action Fund.

Other Links from Nina:

6.  Membership is free

7.  ArtsVote2016 Presidential Candidates Background Memos on their Position on the Arts and Arts Education:

8.  ArtsVote2016 Presidential Videos on the Arts on the Arts Action Fund YouTube Channel

9.  ArtsVote2016 Policy Recommendations 

10.  Arts Action Fund member interactions with Presidential Candidates:

11.  ArtsVote - Iowa 

12.  ArtsVote - New Hampshire

13.  ArtVote - Cuyahoga County

Number 3

     Update on Advocacy Efforts to Secure Appropriations for 2016-2017 DCA Grants

      Pictured above from left to right are Florida Cultural Alliance (FCA) lobbyist Frank Meiners, FCA Intern Devin Dominguez, Representative Keith Perry, FCA President Sherron Long, and Dr. Kathy Sanz, Executive Director of Florida Music Educators Association.

3.1.  Face-to-face meetings in Tallahassee during November 2015.

3.2.  Materials and information we shared and discussed at these meetings -- individual and customized packets were made for each member of the House and Senate TED Appropriations Subcommittee, key staff members, and Florida Legislative Leadership.  Sample packets included the following that we discussed with them:

     3.2.a.  2016 Florida Legislative Platform  for Arts & Culture;

     3.2.b.  List of all the recommended 2016-2017 Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grants in the county/counties they represent -- too many to link here, but here is the list of all 532 recommended 2016-2017 DCA grants by counties and here is thetable of contents for that county-by-county list;

     3.2.c.  Americans for the Arts 2015 Creative Industry  Reports for Florida and the county/counties they represent;

     3.2.d.  The State of the Florida Traveler Special Edition 2015;

     3.2.e.  What they say -- quotes in support of arts from non-arts organizations/reports;

     3.2.f.  Cultural tourism impact piece;

     3.2.g.  Florida Department of State 2016-2017 Grant Book of Ranked Grants' Lists for Cultural Affairs, Libraries, Historical Resources; and
     3.2.h.  Cover used for our packets.

     Special thanks to Broward County Cultural Affairs Division marketing and graphic design team for their help to elevate the look of our advocacy materials this year.
     Quick look below at what is recommended for 2016-2017 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grants in four grants-funding categories: 

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 --
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.  FCA is following up with legislators and their staff with information that shows them who from their county or counties are impacted by these DCA grants. 

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:

  After Thanksgiving Holidays:

You will receive after Thanksgiving suggested follow-up advocacy steps tailored for your county.  Please pay attention to your emails from the Florida Cultural Alliance after Thanksgiving, and please follow through with the suggested action steps.

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. 



Number 5  
   Please mark your calendars. Calendar with flip page

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

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 26 -- 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