You may have seen the news that the proposed increase to the arts and cultural sector through the Mass Cultural Council’s FY16 budget was vetoed last week. The House and Senate have the opportunity to override the veto and restore the proposed increase of $2 million dollars, bringing the state’s investment in arts and culture to $14 million for FY16. You can help make that happen. Contact your State Representative and your Senator this week. Let them know:
• You support an override of the veto to the Mass Cultural Council’s budget (0640-0300)
• It is urgent to pass an override as soon as possible so that FY16 grants to your community are not delayed
You can look up your legislator’s contact information here, or you can use MASSCreative’s advocacy platform.
Thanks for all your advocacy,
The ArtSake staff