Teams of arts advocates are now joining colleagues in history and tourism communities to ask legislators to restore state dollars to FY05 levels. This effort involves reaching out to elected officials and asking them to sign a letter of support directed to legislative leadership as they respond to the Governor’s proposed FY20 state budget that includes another year of flat funding for the NJ State Council on the Arts, NJ Historical Commission, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, and NJ Cultural Trust.
If successful through the budget process, FY05 levels of support would mean $22.68m for the NJ State Council on the Arts, $3.84m for the NJ Historical Commission, $12.76m for the NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, and $720k for the NJ Cultural Trust.
This campaign runs through the end of the budget season (June 30). If you can help by reaching out to your district legislators and joining a team of advocates, please contact Ann Marie Miller at the ArtPride NJ office.