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The Future of Arts & Culture in Florida: A Legislative Town Hall
January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFREE
**Save the date for January 15th at 3pm-5pm, and stay tuned for more program details**
RSVP LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/UJlGRtm3xicZ3zeu2
Join us for a Legislative Town Hall co-hosted by State House Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith (HD49) and Anna V. Eskamani (HD47). Both will be joined by additional local elected officials and leaders from our arts community.
Central Florida is a vibrant home for the arts. Not only do we have Loch Haven Park, but we’re also home to some of the largest performing arts venues and brightest nonprofits that are changing lives and telling stories each and every day. Whether it be through museums, galleries, or pop-ups, Central Florida’s arts community is one of a kind.
Despite the positive economic and social impact of arts and culture in our communities, Florida ranks 48/50 on arts and culture funding. That’s not good enough, and it’s important we come together as a community to discuss the impact of the arts, and prioritize a plan of action for Florida’s 2019 legislative session.
Art instills values and translates experiences across space and time. It can help bridge gaps across class and culture, teach public speaking skills to the shyest of people, and create an avenue for expression for those of any ability. There is also a positive correlation between schoolchildren’s grades in math and literacy and their involvement with drama or music activities. Art is also economically viable: The creation, management, and distribution of art employs many and attracts tourists too. In fact, Florida’s Department of State declared Florida’s arts-and-cultural sector to be a $4.7 billion economic engine responsible for 132,366 full-time jobs.
We need the arts, and the arts need us. Save the date for January 15th at 3pm-5pm, and stay tuned for more program details. You can RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/UJlGRtm3xicZ3zeu2