|Economic Romance by Patricia Frischer showing at the North Coast Rep during the run of Always...Patsy Cline from Dec 12-30 as part of the Encinitas Friends of the Arts Board Exhibition|
We so often have to think about the economic advantages of the arts for our community but it is nice to be reminded of the following sent to us by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt.
“Artists are truth-seekers and storytellers. They create, translate, and illuminate. They influence, inspire, and build movements. When we need to escape the news and the day’s events, we sink into a moving work of art or performance or film or book and it restores us. When we need to find a way to process what’s happening in the world, we look to the artists who transport us. They remind us that we’re human and they connect us to one another again.” Suzy Delvalle, President and Executive Director of Creative Capital
- House Democrats will become the new chairmen of the various appropriations subcommittees and policy and tax committees, including Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) becoming chair of Interior Appropriations overseeing arts funding, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Labor-Education Appropriations, and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) on the House Ways and Means tax committee, all of whom earned an “A+” in the American for the Arts 2018 Congressional Arts Report Card.
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will likely become the Speaker of House. She also earned an “A+” arts voting record.
- It’s interesting to note that 86% of the 36 House seats that went from Red to Blue were Republican members with a good arts record of “B” or better.
- The Arts Action Fund PAC supported a total of 64 congressional candidates and one ballot measure this election cycle. 95 percent of the pro-arts incumbents that were supported did win.