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Arts & Culture Day January 26   
Update #2 for those who registered - 1/25/16
Sponsored by Florida Cultural Alliance   


             We look forward to seeing you

        tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, in Tallahassee. 

There is power

in numbers.



Encourage other arts and culture advocates to register to join you in Tallahassee on January 26. 


Send them to details about Arts and Culture day and to this easy registration form




E-mail the
Florida Cultural Alliance 

Arts and Culture Day 2016
Budget Meetings Are This Week -- good timing for arts and culture advocates to be in Tallahassee.

   Thank you for registering to participate in Arts & Culture Day on Tuesday, January 26.  The informational rally and meeting is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 22nd floor of the Capitol in the Art Gallery. Note that this informational rally and meeting is scheduled through 12:30 p.m. to allow time for some of our speakers and our legislative award winners to make it to the 22nd floor. Here is a copy of the agenda for tomorrow's rally/meeting.

     The budget process begins today and will continue throughout this week and the entire session; so, our timing to be in Tallahassee this week is good.  We will update you on the status of the development of Florida's 2016-2017 budget at the informational rally on the 22nd floor.
    Below are some helpful hints and information regarding your visit to the Capitol next week.
A Few Suggestions To Make Your Tallahassee 2016 Arts & Culture Day
More Productive:

Florida Capitol Building


  Legislative-Office Visits:

     A reminder to please make your legislative-office appointments in advance.  Please understand your chances of actually meeting with your legislators while you're in Tallahassee are slim.  They are extremely busy with legislative meetings. Try to schedule a brief meeting with one or more of your legislators' assistants -- they, too, are extremely important to our advocacy efforts.   


    ►  You can access information and contact information on your Florida Senator and Representative here.
     Please do not make these appointments between 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26.   You need to give yourself plenty of time to get to our informational rally and meeting scheduled in the Art Gallery of the 22nd floor of the Capitol from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Legislators now know what their committee-meeting schedules will be for next week; and if you find they or their legislative aide/s are not available to schedule a specific time with you, tell them that you will drop by their offices to leave some important materials for their review while you're at the Capitol on Tuesday, January 26. 



Quality Inn Tallahassee

2.  Hotel Reservations:

     The Quality Inn, located at 3090 North Monroe Street, has given us a great group rate of $60.74 per night, and that price includes the tax.  Reserve your room by calling or e-mailing the hotel.  Make sure you tell them you're with the Florida Cultural Alliance group to secure this special rate.


Hotel Telephone:  850-562-2378
Hotel E-mail:





Parking Sign

3.  Parking in Tallahassee:
     You have to give yourself plenty of time to secure a parking space.

Here is a parking map and






Security Guy

Security at the Capitol: 




Tallahassee Capitol Tall Shot

5.  Location of Informational Meeting and Rally:  




     Legislative budget and bill updates, presentations, legislative awards, training, and special performances will be a part of this informational rally-- please join us. The final agenda will be emailed to you on Monday. 





     Please do your best to arrive on the 22nd floor around 10:10 a.m.  There are only two elevators that take you to the 22nd floor from the Capitol Plaza level.
Arrive early to enjoy the latest exhibit in the gallery.




Document folders  

7.  Documents to Use to Develop Your Leave-Behind Materials:


     Please use the following documents to develop your brief presentation and leave-behind materials for your legislative-office visits.  Combine some of the key points below to support your local requests:


a.  2016 Florida Legislative Platform for Arts &


b.  Information you can review and select to use

     in your own talking points -- access under Just

     the Facts here;


c.  2015 Creative Industries Reports  
    Access Florida American for the Arts creative industry
    reports  here for your county;


d.  Information about your organizationarts and

     cultural information about your community, local jobs in
     arts and culture, local arts economic impact


 List of qualified Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
     2016 - 2017 grant applicants for your county
     Access list here , and just print and copy your county's
     list of qualified DCA 2016-2017 grant 
applicants; and 
f.   Bring plenty of your business cards.




 8. Travel safely.




     Please know how much it means that you're traveling to the Florida Capitol to stand up and speak up for arts, arts education, and culture in our state.





Wall clock  

9.  Remember to give yourself 
plenty of time. 
     Trust us -- it will take you time to 
secure a place to park, get through security, get to your legislative meetings and the informational meeting and rally on the 22nd floor of the Capitol.  



FCA New Logo     Thank you for joining other arts and culture advocates 
on January 26 in Tallahassee to share how arts, arts education, & culture are part of the solution to the many challenges that face our state and communities.