Information Used for 2016 Legislative Session

  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

Number 1  
Agenda letters
Who participated on this call and from which Florida counties?

Go here to see who registered 
to participate on this call.   

Number 2
Guest Speaker:
Erin Francis-Cummings   

Erin Cummings has spent the last fifteen years studying travelers and the travel industry, and is at the forefront of developing research solutions that marry technology, big data and market research to assist the industry with deepening the understanding of travel decision processes and measuring ROI. With the globalization of travel, her work is devoted to helping travel industry businesses market themselves in this exciting but competitive reality.

She is the key researcher behind The State of the Florida Traveler, which she will review the highlights of this study with call participants.  

Number 3
Quick Review of Final 
2016-2017 State Budget 
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: 
Final FY 2016-2017
for DCA Grants: 
Cultural Facilities  $18,839,581
Subtotals: $34,804,393 $45,002,090 $33,068,633  

 Final FY 2017 State Appropriations
for Arts & Culture:

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

    Go here to see what your FY 2016-2017 grant will be under the Cultural and Museum Grant Category.


Number 4
Please participate in our statewide
thank you campaign. 

      Please participate in our "thank you" letter-writing campaign to legislators and others who helped secure the FY 2016-2017 state arts and culture grants' appropriations. 

Who to Write:    Here is an Excel file that lists key legislators, their legislative assistants, and others outside of the legislature, along with their addresses, who worked to secure these state appropriations to fund the FY 2017 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) grants' programs.  Please take the time to actually use your stationery to write your thank you letters.  FCA requests that you please copy us at on a sample of the letter/s you mail.  Thank you.

Here are some suggestions we encourage you to review and select a couple to use in your thank you letters to help better inform legislators about key reasons these DCA grants are wise state investments.  

Number 5
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.


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

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

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

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

Please take action here on federal issues.

Number 6 Live Updates
               from YOU?  
   Please mark your calendars. Calendar with flip page

Upcoming Statewide Conferences/Events:

Florida Alliance for Arts Education Arts for All Summit from June 23 - 26, 2016, at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.  Go here for details and registration.

Please also 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. EST.  They are subject to change, but here are the dates we've scheduled for 2016:

May 16 -- guest speaker is Randy Cohen from Americans for the Arts who will share highlights of their latest research reports

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