ARTS RESOURCING: GATHERING AND CULTIVATING OUR COMMUNITIES:
Are you a visual, performing or literary artist, arts organizer, arts administrator, or community or civic leader in San Bernardino County? Join us in Joshua Tree, CA for an inspiring day highlighting how artists, municipalities, and organizations from across the county have integrated arts and culture initiatives into a sustainable, community-based approach. This conference will provide an opportunity to network and share your own work and contribute to this evolving county-wide arts dialogue. Afternoon sessions include professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.
The new fund will be listed in "Voluntary Contribution" portion of 2013 California tax returns
"This is wonderful news for California's young people," said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council. "We hope all those who know arts education results in future success for California's children will take advantage of this opportunity to directly contribute to arts education via their tax return."
He continued, "We are grateful to Senator Carol Liu for shepherding the enabling legislation that allows Californians to directly contribute to arts education through voluntary contributions on their tax form."
Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more. Arts supporters who use accounting services should tell their tax preparers about contributing to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund," and encourage others to pursue this opportunity to support California arts education. The California Arts Council will provide detailed information and tutorials on how to contribute as tax season approaches via their website www.arts.ca.gov.
Previously, the California Arts Council participated in the voluntary contribution program through the "Arts Council Fund," but was eliminated after 2011 tax year contributions fell short of the $250,000 minimum required to stay on the form.
"With the improved fund name and designation of all contributions to support arts education in California communities, the ‘Keep Arts in Schools Fund' is sure to succeed in bringing much needed support to arts education in the state," Watson said.
The 2013 tax return form (to complete in 2014) from the Franchise Tax Board will allow California taxpayers to contribute to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund" in the "Voluntary Contribution" section. Senate Bill 571 was originally authored and introduced by Senator Curren D. Price, former chair of the Joint Committee of the Arts. Authorship was assumed by Senator Carol Liu when Senator Price was elected to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year.
Californians can also support arts education by purchasing the "Arts Plate," the iconic license plate with a sunset and palm tree motif designed by California artist Wayne Thiebaud. More information is available at www.artsplate.org.
The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Wylie Aitken, Vice Chair Susan Steinhauser, Michael Alexander, Christopher Coppola, Andrew Green, Charmaine Jefferson, Terry Lenihan, William Turner, and Rosalind Wyman
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Come out and join the Inland Empire, as we celebrate Latino culture, literacy, and music on May 3, 2014 from 10 am- 5 pm with the Inland Empire Latino Book & Family Festival.
There will be presentations from performers like Maribel Puentes, Ballet Folklorico groups, and Mariachi Juvenil Los Portillos. It will be a day filled with fun and entertainment!