Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Governor of a state known for its development of the arts, Jindal says Slash the Arts Funding

"The Decentralized Arts Funding Program (DAF) grants dollars have basically been zeroed out by the Governor along with a significant cut in Statewide Arts Grants (SAG). The Executive Budget presented in March contained only $515,120 for DAF - an 83% cut," says the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts (LPA).

Louisiana Partnership for the Arts (LPA) is the umbrella organization which represents the broad and diverse spectrum of artists, arts professionals, arts educators, arts organizations and agencies, and all those who produce, present, and serve the arts in Louisiana, says the web site.

If you believe that drastically cutting the economic stimulus of statewide grants in arts development is a dubious move, call your legislators. The LPA site offers more ways to get your voice into the dialogue on the state budget.

And if you strongly like what you see at the LPA site, please consider paying annual dues and joining forces with the arts-minded across the state.

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