Nevada's arts advocates putting on battle hats during strategy meetings on the morning of Arts Day in Nevada. iPhonePix: PtD
Arts advocates using grassroots strategy helped restore the state arts agency’s budget "to increase grants and services for Nevada’s arts and creative industries," according to the Nevada Arts Council's email and website debriefing.
NAC's budget was increased by $325,000 per year.
It started in December with a letter campaign and by April, on Arts Day in Nevada, artists, arts administrators, and educators made the trek to Carson City to have meetings with legislators and policy-makers.
The result are revisions in Senate Bill 266 that would benefit the arts being passed by both houses and "as of Friday, June 12, is awaiting the Governor’s signature, provides an additional $150,000 per year to the Nevada Arts Council as a continuing appropriation. SB 266 becomes effective October 1, 2015."
Details and names of legislators to send thank-you cards are in the original release at Arts For Nevada.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.