Tomorrow is Michigan Arts Advocacy Day! We stand with the arts because we understand the important role that the arts play in society on all levels. Whether your attending a museum, a gallery, or a Michigan Philharmonic concert, you are supporting the local arts. It is important to support creativity in and around your community to ensure that the arts thrive across Michigan. For many years the arts have relied on patrons to support works that you enjoy every day, and funding today is no different. One of the biggest funders of the arts is the State. The State knows the impact that the arts has on the economy and supports the arts because of such. You can read more about the impact of the arts on the economy and a community here: http://www.creativemany.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Fast-Facts_V4.pdf.
Luckily the proposed 2019 Michigan Budget has the $1 million one-time funding from the previous budget carried over to this year, but Creative Many is pushing for increased funding for the MCACA (Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs) to $12.5 million. Even if you can’t join us in Lansing tomorrow, you too can help fight for the arts by contacting your lawmakers. You can follow this link to find all the ways to support the arts: https://creativemany.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2692ade5856ed83d5b391ddc3&id=a1ea49118d&e=3524097f9c
We stand with the arts and @CreativeMany to support the arts and culture in Michigan. Join the conversation using the hashtags #ArtsMeanMore and #CreativeMIVotes and share why art is important to you.