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  • Michael Brenner
    ... From: Anne Katz, Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts FYI 4-1-2002 Few things move as quietly as the future. -- Bern Williams -- * -- * -- * -- * -- * --
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      From: "Anne Katz, Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts"
      FYI 4-1-2002

      "Few things move as quietly as the future." -- Bern Williams
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      FYI, a special feature of membership in the Wisconsin Assembly for Local
      Arts, is published bi-weekly on the Internet by the Assembly. If you've
      received this newsletter from someone else, please consider joining the
      Assembly and connecting to the wide world of the arts in Wisconsin:
      http://www.wisconsinarts.org/join/whyjoin.htm. To submit an article or
      announcement for publication in the 4-15-2002 edition of FYI, please email
      your information to akatz@... by 4-12-2002.
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      INCLUDED IN THIS ISSUE:

      1) PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
      2) ADVOCACY AND UPDATES
      3) ARTS LINKS
      4) FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
      5) ARTS NEWS ACROSS THE STATE
      6) JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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      1) PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
      Don't miss these great networking and learning opportunities coming up in
      the next few months:

      April 12-13: WHSFA State Speech Festival, UW-Madison (http://www.whsfa.org
      <http://www.whsfa.org> )
      April 19: WI Federation of Museums Annual Associates Meeting, WI Veterans
      Museum, Madison (http://www.wisconsinmuseums.org/)
      June 8-11: AFTA Annual Convention, Nashville, TN
      (http://www.americansforthearts.org)
      June 12-15: Prairie Arts Management Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
      (http://www.sdarts.org/pami.html)
      July 11-13: Midwest Rural Arts Forum, Decorah, IA
      (http://www.iowans4arts.org/rural%20arts%20symposium.pdf)

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      2) ADVOCACY AND UPDATES
      STATE SENATE DECIDING BUDGET CUTS THIS WEEK
      This week, the Wisconsin State Senate begins its deliberations on the
      state's budget crisis. Although it hasn't had a budget increase in almost
      ten years, it is still likely that the Wisconsin Arts Board will suffer the
      same kind of budget cuts as other -- larger -- state agencies.

      IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE AN IMPACT! The letters, faxes, emails and phone
      calls from arts activists in support of the Arts Board's budget are adding
      up -- over one hundred contacts made already (that we know about). Thank
      you to those who made that effort. If you haven't done so already, please
      contact Gov. Scott McCallum and your state senator TODAY, asking them to
      spare the Wisconsin Arts Board from proposed budget cuts, and let them know
      how proposed cuts would affect your community. Ask your board members,
      volunteers and supporters to do the same. Go to
      http://www.wisconsinarts.org/advocacy/advnews/calltoaction3-14-02.htm for
      complete information on this issue, legislator contact information, and a
      sample letter of support. (Please make sure that the Assembly has a copy of
      your letter, email, fax, etc., so we can track the contacts.)

      It is likely that a specific budget amendment will be introduced to spare
      the Arts Board from the budget cuts -- which will mean that it is IMERATIVE
      for arts advocates to contact their legislators asking them to support this.
      Stay tuned for more information on that front!

      Every other industry in Wisconsin, profit and non-profit, is letting the
      state's elected officials know its concerns about the budget. If they don't
      hear from the arts industry, they won't know we matter. Thanks for
      contacting your legislators today!

      Some information that you should have to bring to your legislators'
      attention:
      --The National Assembly for State Arts Agencies has recently released its FY
      2002 State Arts Agency Legislative Appropriations information: Wisconsin
      provides 48 cents per person in legislative appropriations to the Wisconsin
      Arts Board, which makes us 44th out of 50 states (we were 43rd on last
      year's list). When you factor in all state arts agency revenue (which
      includes monies that state agencies receive from the National Endowment for
      the Arts and line items in other states), we drop to 48th out of 50 states.
      --This recent editorial from the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, supporting Iowa's
      Cultural Endowment http://www.thonline.com/News/03242002/Opinion/93435.htm,
      provides excellent reasons for state support of the arts and an endowment
      for the arts (as has just ben established in Wisconsin), and mentions
      Wisconsin -- negatively.

      Wisconsin can -- and must -- do better!

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      3) ARTS LINKS
      PUBLICATIONS FROM NASAA
      Two terrific reads -- to build your case -- from the National Assembly of
      State Arts Agencies, available on-line in PDF format:
      --Strategies for Building Arts Support
      http://www.nasaa-arts.org/publications/advocate_strategies.pdf
      --Advocacy for Public Support of the Arts: A Civic Responsibility:
      http://www.nasaa-arts.org/nasaanews/advocate_civic.pdf

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      4) FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
      OLYMPIC COMPUTERS AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
      In support of their commitment to socially responsible corporate
      citizenship, following the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City,
      Gateway is donating up to 4,500 computers used in the Winter Games to
      nonprofit organizations.

      Grant consideration is limited to eligible organizations recognized by the
      Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit entity -- with priority given to
      schools and community centers whose programs help enhance access to
      technology for traditionally under-served communities.

      The application period is April 8 to July 31, 2002. Applications and
      further information are available at
      http://www.gateway.com/olympics/donations.shtml

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      5) ARTS NEWS ACROSS THE STATE
      R. Chris Reeder, formerly of the CIncinnati Shakespeare Festival (CSF), has
      been named Artistic Director of the St. Croix Festival Theatre in St. Croix
      Falls. Chris brings artistic and administrative experience to the job, as a
      founding member of the CSF and having worked for such other noted companies
      as the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.
      For more information, go to www.festivaltheatre.org
      <http://www.festivaltheatre.org> .

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      6) JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
      MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR, WALKER'S POINT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
      Membership Coordinator position available immediately at Walker's Point
      Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, 10 hours/week. Maintain membership database,
      cultivate
      and solicit donations and memberships, plan special events, assist with
      annual campaign. Maintain Saturday gallery hours. Respond to:
      Sally Stanton, Administrator, at sally_stanton@....

      More jobs available at
      http://www.wisconsinarts.org/resources/prog&services/artjobs.htm
      (Wisconsin's only statewide arts job resource!).
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      "ART is not a thing; it is a WAY." ­Elbert Hubbard

      statewide arts service, education and advocacy
      Wisconsin Assembly for Local Arts
      Anne Katz, Executive Director
      PO Box 1054
      Madison, WI 53701-1054
      608 255 8316 608 255 0334 fax
      akatz@...
      Check out our website: http://www.wisconsinarts.org

      DATES TO NOTE!
      April 12-13: WHSFA State Speech Festival, UW-Madison
      April 19: WI Federation of Museums Annual Associates Meeting, WI Veterans
      Museum, Madison
      June 8-11: AFTA Annual Convention, Nashville, TN
      June 12-15: Prairie Arts Management Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
      July 11-13: Midwest Rural Arts Forum, Decorah, IA
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