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 -- locate your county on the worksheets at the bottom of Excel file.

FL Senate Directory Excel 
FL House Directory Excel 

►  AFTA 2015 Creative Industries Reports for Florida Counties

►  Contact Information for (TED) Subcommittees Teddy Bear
►  Contact information on 2016 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

Agenda letters
For Monday, March 14, 2016, Statewide Advocacy and Information-to-Use Conference Call:
Who registered to participate on this call and from which Florida counties?

Go here to see who participated on this call.  Many thanks to those of you who did participate on this March 14 call, and we invite others to join us for future monthly calls.

Number 1
Review and Discuss Results of 2016 Florida Legislative Session

Guest Speakers:

Frank Meiners
Dr. Jim Zingale
Dr. Jim Zingale

      The 2016 Florida Legislative Session ended Friday, March 11. The proposed FY 2017 budget was passed and is now on its way to the Governor's office for review and potential vetoes. Below is information that we'll review and discuss on this year's final legislative action as it relates to arts, arts education, and culture in our state. 
DCA Grants Programs - click grants-program name below to access ranked lists: 
Funded in FY 2015-2016:
Needed to Fully Fund FY 2016-2017 DCA Grants: 
What is Recommended in Proposed FY 2017 State Budget -- legislature passed proposed budget on 3-11-16; now, it must go to Governor's office for review and potential vetoes:
Cultural Facilities  $18,839,581
Subtotals: $34,804,393 $45,002,090 $33,068,633  


     Go here to review a side-by-side of the proposed FY 2017 appropriations for the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and other related arts, historical, and culture grants and projects.

      If the Governor approves the proposed FY 2017 state budget and the $19 million for Cultural and Museum Grants remain in the budget, here is what your 2016-2017 general operating grant should be.


Magnifying glass on word bill   


   Go here to review the status of 2016 Florida Legislative bills we monitored this year.

Collective Impact of 413  
Cultural and Museum Grants

Expenses   and    Income

Number 2
Thank you campaigns -- 
please participate. 

      Once Governor Scott signs off on the proposed FY 2017 state budget, we'll begin our comprehensive "thank you" letter-writing campaign to legislators and others who helped secure these state arts and cultural grants' appropriations. 

     In the meantime, legislative leadership really deserves to hear from all of you now to thank them for (1) restoring appropriations that were cut in the TED budget conference meetings for the Cultural and Museum grants; and (2) fully funding all three of the other Division of Cultural Affairs' grants programs:  Culture Builds Florida, Cultural Facilities, and Cultural Endowments. 

     Go here and quickly send emails to these four legislative leaders.  We'll launch our statewide letter-writing thank you campaign to others who helped secure these appropriations once the Governor signs off on the FY 2017 budget.

Number 3
Quick Update on Federal Issues

NAAD 2016 Florida Arts Advocates
NAAD 2016
Florida Arts Advocates

National Arts Advocacy Day was March 8 in Washington, D.C.  Many thanks to the Florida arts advocates who traveled to D.C. to advocate for federal issues that impact arts, culture, and arts education.


3.a.  Florida's brief document on federal issues.

3.b.  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 2015-2016 grants
        awarded to Florida -- Partnership Grant & other NEA grants.

3.c.  Congressional office meetings the Florida advocates
        participated in on March 8.

3.d.  Americans for the Arts 2016 Congressional Handbook.

Please take action here on federal issues.

Number 4 Live Updates
               from YOU?  
  Number 5
   Please mark your calendars. Calendar with flip page

Please mark your 2016 calendars for our monthly FCA advocacy and information-to-use statewide conference calls. You will be sent each month an easy and quick registration form to complete to be added to the call- participant list.

Each monthly call is scheduled on a Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET.  They are subject to change, but here are the dates we've scheduled for 2016:

April 18
May 16
June 13
July 18
August 15
September 12
October 17
November 14
December 12

for all of your advocacy efforts --  
they make a difference!

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