By Jennifer Goulet
As supporters of the arts, culture and creativity, you know arts and culture are vital to Michigan’s economic resilience, the vibrancy of our communities and the education of our children. This year, ArtServe’s advocacy for rebuilding the state’s arts investment was again successful with Governor Snyder and the Legislature allocating $8.15 million for state arts funding – up from $6.15 million – the first increase in back-to-back years in more than a decade. These funds support arts, culture and arts education programs and projects in local communities all across Michigan!
Your help now is ever more critical, as we work with our grassroots networks statewide to continue rebuilding the state investment in its arts, culture and creative assets in the FY 2015 state budget. Your gift will help us gain momentum in returning state arts funding to levels aligned with the sector’s social and economic impacts.
As the year-end deadline for giving fast approaches, know that ArtServe Michigan is made stronger by your tax-deductible individual donations and/or organizational membership renewal. Thank you for your steadfast support in showing the arts matter in Michigan and that they matter to you