You may have heard, the version of the 2011 state budget passed by Georgia's House of Representatives would eliminate the Georgia's Council for the Arts. If the agency is cut, Georgia would be the only state not to have an arts council, which means zero funding for the arts. The senate is expected to vote on the budget next week, before sending a final budget to Govenor Sonny Perdue for approval.
Because of precisely this kind of deficiency of support for the local arts culture, we founded Dodekapus. During our service project in Little 5 Points this Sunday, we will be preparing for our rally against the budget cut on Monday.
On Monday, April 20th, we, along with other artist organizations including Wonderroot and Sam Flax, will be leading a march from Woodruff Park to the capital at 3pm to protest the budget cut. We need to have as many artists out with us as possible to make sure that our government officials understand that this decision is intolerable and that Atlanta's local arts culture is worth fighting for. Any which way you can support is appreciated - even just spreading the word. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me, email me, or join us in Little 5 Points on Sunday.
The link below contains a simple way to voice your thoughts on the elimination of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Please share with all who may be interested.
Revolutionary for the Arts