It’s Time To Get Political

Now that the national election appears to be on in earnest, it’s time for arts advocacy groups and arts supporters to begin holding elected officials accountable for their position on the arts and arts funding. It’s no secret where the current administration stands on the arts: with its figurative shoe planted on its throat. Consequently, that choice should be self-evident. But there are plenty of other political races to watch, such …

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(Image + Perceived Value) x Competition = Relevance

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There’s a fascinating article written by Taylor Stevens in the 2/26/2020 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune that examines calls to review how local tax initiative dollars benefitting nonprofit arts orgs are allocated. The tax has been in place since 1996 and since then, the primary recipients have been the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Ballet West, and Pioneer Theatre Company. According to the report, those groups share 45 percent of …

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Go Vote!

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It’s election day and if you haven’t already cast ballet vote in early-voting  be sure to get out before your polls close. If the weather is bad, you’ve had an awful day, or life has thrown some sadness in your direction, don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family for encouragement, support, and assistance. While there are no shortages of hot button topics this election cycle, don’t forget to …

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Don’t Wait, Register To Vote Now!

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We’re rapidly approaching the November 6, 2018 election and if you haven’t registered to vote or need to update your registration info, don’t put it off until the last moment. National Voter Registration day was Sep. 25 but that doesn’t mean it’s too late. You can kick off the registration process at or, check your local state’s reference information, or look on Facebook to see if you have a …

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Don’t Forget To Hold Elected Officials Accountable For Their Position On The Arts

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Granted, there are no shortages of topics that inspire passions among voters in today’s political climate but it’s worth reminding everyone that you should take the time to explore a candidate’s arts policy. For some candidates, positions are well known such as Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who is running to fill the Senate seat vacated by Republican Jeff Flake. If Rep. McSally’s name rings a bell, that’s because she has been …

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