UMFA-UFC Film Series: "Koyaanisqatsi" Wednesday! (March 22)

    DATE CORRECTION: FILM SCREENING THIS WEEK! Creativity in Focus Film Series | KoyaanisqatsiWednesday, March 22 | 7 pm | FREEKatherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium View the trailer!       Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Marcia & John Price Museum Building410 Campus Center Drive | Salt Lake City, Ut 84112    

Utah Film Center (March 20)

Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center View this email in your browser Sign-up for our newsletters Forward to a Friend SCHEDULEBECOME A MEMBEREDUCATIONTUMBLEWEEDSDAMN THESE HEELS       Special Events Learn to step with Coach G on March 20Join us for an exclusive step training class taught by Coach G from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival documentary STEP! All ability levels are welcome. Monday, March 20th @ 6–7pmTrolley Square Studio D1-16 (Next to SPARK)$30 for adults, $20 for students. Coach G will donate $10 from each adult ticket & $5 from each student ticket to the Utah Film Center. PURCHASE TICKETS Movie Trivia Night on March 30On March 30th, YOU have the opportunity to shape the future of the Utah Film Center and other amazing Utah non-profits in a single day by participating in Love Utah Give Utah. To cap off the day, join us for a Movie Trivia Night from 6–8pm at Bourbon House! $10 suggested donation per team to participate in Movie Trivia Night. LEARN MORE Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings Tuesday, March 21 @ 7:00 PM  The City Library - 210 E 400 S   Women's Stories STEP Directed by Amanda Lipitz83 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated*Post-film Q&A with Geri McIntyre (film subject, step coach) & Maisha Graves (film subject, mother of step team member).The story of a senior high school girls' step team in Baltimore as they prepare to be the first in their families to go to college.Winner: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking–2017 Sundance Film Festival Presented in partnership with Tanner Center For Human Rights.Learn More... Wednesday, March 22 @ 7:00 PM  UMFA - 410 Campus Center Drive   Creativity in Focus KOYAANISQATSI Directed by Godfrey Reggio86 min | 1982 | USA | Not RatedAn apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds–urban life and technology versus the environment. Music score by Philip Glass.Part of the permanent collection: The Museum of Modern Art, British Film Institute, Musée du Cinéma Cinémathéque Française, George Eastman House, and more.Presented in partnership with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Learn More... Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM  The City Library - 210 E 400 S   Women's Stories I AM JANE DOE Directed by Mary Mazzio98 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated*Post-film discussion TBA.A chronicle of the battle several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com. Presented in partnership with the Junior League of Salt Lake City.Learn More... Saturday, April 1 @ 11:00 AM Sunday, April 2 @ 2:00 PM  The City Library - 210 E 400 S   Tumbleweeds Year-round FANNY’S JOURNEY Directed by Lola Doillon94 min | 2016 | France/Belgium | Not RatedPresented in French with English subtitles.Recommended for ages 10+Based on the incredible true story of a daring 13-year old Jewish girl who leads a group of young children to safety and freedom from the Nazis.  Learn More... Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings   Monday, Apr 3 @ 4:00 PM - West Jordan Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 WSaturday, Apr 8 @ 2:00 PM - Orem Orem Public Library - 58 N State St Traveling Tumbleweeds A CAT IN PARIS (Une vie de chat) Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol80 min | 2010 | France/Belgium | Not RatedRecommended for Ages 8+ Cast: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone, and Jean BenguiguiDino the cat lives a double life with the family of a police detective by day and a cat burglar by night in the beautifully hand-drawn film.Nominated: 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated FeatureLearn More–West Jordan...Learn More–Orem...   Thursday, Apr 13 @ 7:00 PM - West Jordan Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 WThursday, Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM - Moab Star Hall - 159 E Center St Utah Film Circuit THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble Directed by Morgan Neville96 min | 2015 | USA | Rated PG-13 From Oscar®-winning director Morgan Neville, comes the story of the international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, 2015 Berlin International Film Festival Learn More–West Jordan...Learn More–Moab... Wednesday, Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd Utah Film Circuit TOWER Directed by Keith Maitland82 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated*Post-film Skype Q&A with director Keith Maitland. Archival footage combined with rotoscope animation, in a never-before-seen way, reveal the untold stories from America’s first mass school shooting.Winner: Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature—2016 SXSW Fim Festival Learn More–Ogden... SHIFT Teacher: Emily Mallory Emily Mallory is one of Utah Film Center SHIFT's veteran digital media teachers. She teaches US History and a digital storytelling class at The McGillis School. Committed to what she believes are the three pillars of media-making in the classroom: technical skill building, media literacy, and civic engagement, her students create PSAs on topics ranging from driving and cell phone use, Islamophobia, animal testing, support for their school staff, to homelessness in Utah. Their films premiere each week at the Middle School Monday Meeting in front of an audience of about 150.Emily enjoys sharing ideas with other teachers, so feel free to reach out to her at emallory@mcgillisschool.org to watch her students' PSAs or brainstorm project ideas. FREE PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS   UTAH FILM CENTER PROGRAMS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY    

Take an art break from March Madness!

Third Saturdays for Families | Art ApronsSaturday, March 18 | 1–4 pm | FREEUMFA Education ClassroomNo need to worry about getting paint on your pants or marker on your shirt. Design and decorate your own apron—sized just right for young artists. We'll explore contemporary abstract art to inspire your own wearable art creation.  Third Saturdays are funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program.     Creativity in Focus Film Series | KoyaanisqatsiWednesday, March 29 | 7 pm | FREEKatherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. AuditoriumDirected by Godfrey Reggio86 min | 1982 | USA | Not RatedAn apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds—urban life and technology versus the environment. Score by Philip Glass. Click here to view the trailer. This event is part of ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment.          Ogden Union StationThrough March 18This traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution explores work as a central element in American culture.   Images | Pamela Nangala, dot painting, UMFA education collection 2015.1.3. Koyaanisqatsi, 1982, still.   Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Marcia & John Price Museum Building410 Campus Center Drive | Salt Lake City, Ut 84112 Share this email: Manage your preferences | Opt out using TrueRemove™Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.View this email online. 410 Campus Center Drive Salt Lake City, UT | 84112 US This email was sent to news@utahculturalalliance.org. To continue receiving our emails, add us to your address book.

Downtown Alliance (Mar 17)

No Images? Click here St. Patrick's Day Parade  March 18th, 10AMThe Gateway Put on your green and join the Hibernian Society of Utah for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as they celebrate “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes in America”. Don’t forget to follow up with a taste of live Irish music, dance & cuisine at the Siamsa, located in the Grand Ballroom of the Union Pacific Station, in the north end of The Gateway. Learn more at irishinutah.org   St. Patrick's Day Festivities: Highland Bagpipe Experience Tonight at 6:30PM Gallivan Center You are invited to learn about the history of the bagpipes, have a bagpipe lesson from members of the Utah Pipe Band and best of all... it's FREE! An Irish EveningTonight & Tomorrow Night at 7PMRose Wagner  An Irish Evening is an original production by Acadamh Rince Irish Dance. Featuring Irish dance, and highlighting the music, stories, and culture of Ireland, it is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Get your tickets at artsaltlake.org       The Lion King March 23rd - April 16thEccles Theater Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Salt Lake City at the brand-new Eccles Theater, March 23 – April 26, 2017!  Experience the Lion King at artsaltlake.org   Broadway Theatre Showtimes:   Staff Pick of the Week: NERUDA:      11:55, 4:25, 9:25 DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST:     2:05, 7:05**The 7:05 show on TUE 3/21 will be free for those 21 and younger MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (w/GENIE IN A TIN RAVIOLI short):     12:30*, 2:30*, 4:30*, 7:15**, 9:00***Dubbed**French w/ English subtitles MOONLIGHT:     2:15, 4:30, 7:10*, 9:25*No 7:10 show on MON 3/20 A UNITED KINGDOM:     12:00*, 2:20, 7:00**The 12:00 and 7:00 shows on TUE 3/21 will be presented with Open Captioning LION:      11:50, 4:35, 9:15 KEDI:     12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:00 THE SENSE OF AN ENDING:     12:05, 2:15: 4:30, 7:05, 9:15 VIOLINS OF HOPE - Free Event- 7:00 pm on MON 3/20 - In collaboration with KUED All tickets available at slfs.org   Downtown Alliance175 East 400 South #600Salt Lake City, Utah 84111Phone: (801) 359-5118http://downtownslc.org Like Tweet Share Forward Preferences  |  Unsubscribe  

SLUG's 28th Anniversary Party: Entertainment Announcement! (March 25)

SLUG Magazine's 28th Anniversary Party Fashion Show:Entertainment Lineup Announced!   MARCH 17, 2017  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Salt Lake City, Utah – SLUG Magazine’s 28th Anniversary Party Fashion Show, held March 25 at The Depot, is only a week away! We are proud to announce our official, all-local entertainment lineup for the evening. "More than just a party, SLUG’s 28th Anniversary Party Fashion Show is a way to celebrate SLUG’s unique history through the eyes of 28 local designers,” says SLUG Executive Editor Angela H. Brown. “Each designer will interpret a specific year of the magazine’s colorful past.” The night will kick off with DJ AudioTreats spinning some swanky, chillstep grooves. From there, DJ Typefunk will take the stage at 8 p.m., guiding down the runway all 28 years’ worth of looks and models, styled by Paul Mitchell School and the Taylor Andrews Academy. Typefunk’s set will see interludes by DJ Devereaux and Serge du Preea to complete a Nightfreq Events DJ trifecta that promises to make you sweat. Once the fashion show is complete, the catwalk will be open to the public to strut their style and dance the night away with Nightfreq.   For more information, contact: Angela Brown, Executive Editor, angela@slugmag.com John Ford, Community Development Manager, johnford@slugmag.com Kelly Rose Stika, Events Coordinator, kellyrose@slugmag.com About SLUG Magazine: SLUG, an acronym for SaltLakeUnderGround, delivers an honest journalism alternative to mainstream coverage of music, arts, lifestyle and events. SLUG distributes 30,000 issues monthly across the state of Utah and receives an average of 81,000 pageviews on SLUGMag.com, where SLUG publishes weekly, online-exclusive content. SLUG is a regional, free publication based in Salt Lake City and remains one of the oldest independent zines in the nation. SLUG adds value to lifestyle through our community engagement. SLUG Magazine is an affordable way for local and national businesses to advertise and market themselves to the 18 to 45 demographic.                    

SUU Hosts Concert by Dr. James Buckland (March 22)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/17/2017 Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator                      Office: (435) 865-8667 College of Performing and Visual Arts                                                              Cell: (435) 590-0961 Southern Utah University                                                                                    pollocka@suu.edu   SUU Hosts Concert by Dr. James Buckland Written by Ashley H Pollock   Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Department of Music at Southern Utah University will host a special guest on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. In the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU’s campus, Dr. James Buckland will perform a unique guitar concert. Buckland reaches into the past for his concert pieces and performs on instruments that are historically accurate for the 19th century. Admission is free and open to the general public. Dr. James Buckland is Adjunct Professor of Music at Presbyterian College. He received his training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada), the University of Toronto, the University of Akron, and the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Buckland also graduated with honors from the Guitar Institute of Technology jazz program in Hollywood, CA. Dr. Buckland conducted post-doctoral research on nineteenth-century performance practice in cooperation with Paolo Pugliese, Claudio Maccari, and the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan. He is co-founder of Ludlamshöhle, a chamber ensemble dedicated to nineteenth-century music.   Dr. Roland Stearns, Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Lute at SUU, said, “I first met James Buckland while heading the guitar program at the University of Anchorage AK. Professor Buckland is the only person alive right now, whom I've heard of, who has the knowledge and talents both to make his own guitars based on historical surviving instruments and play them at such high levels in concert. Although the history is much more complex than a simple paragraph can describe, the guitar in 1800 a.d. was rather different than modern instruments.”   The performance will include pieces from Mauro Giuliani’s Rossinaine, Niccolo Paganini’s Caprices, Napoléon Coste’s La Source Du Lyson. Dr. Buckland performs on the terz guitar as well as the conventional concert guitar. His CD, Sonatas and Fantasias for Guitar has won critical acclaim... “a rare and exceptional recording...very operative influence with blistering arpeggios and cadenzas. Top notch Highly recommended.” –EarlyRomanticGuitar   For more information about the Department of Music at Southern Utah University, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music. About the College of Performing and Visual Arts The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.     For Calendar Editors: SUU Hosts Concert by Dr. James Buckland   What:              Cedar City will receive a special treat on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. In the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music Building on SUU’s campus, Dr. James Buckland will perform a unique guitar concert. Buckland reaches into the past for his concert pieces and performs on instruments that are historically accurate for the 19th century. Admission is free and open to the general public.   Who:               Dr. James Buckland, Department of Music, Southern Utah University   When:             Wednesday, March 22, 2017   Time:              7:30 PM   Where:            Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah   Tickets:          Admission is free and open to the general public.   Info:                For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva.   ###

Press Release for SLAC's Season Announcement

Salt Lake Acting Company                            News Release PRESS CONTACT: CYNTHIA FLEMING | 801.363.7522 | cynthia@saltlakeactingcompany.org March 16, 2017 For Immediate Release   Salt Lake Acting Company Announces 2017/2018 Season     Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) celebrates its 47th year of brave, contemporary theatre by bringing Utah audiences the critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME. Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming knew the moment she heard its heart-gripping music that this play belonged on SLAC’s stage.  In a season of thrilling theatrical possibilities, SLAC’s 17/18 line up will also feature brave and exciting new work from Chisa Hutchinson, Steve Yockey, and Taylor Mac, along with its annual children’s play and the 40th anniversary of the community driven cult classic, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR.  Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming says: “SLAC’s 17/18 season will take us to new places theatrically and thematically. Once again, our audiences will see things on SLAC’s stage they’ve never seen before. The stories of next season come in exciting and eclectic forms and we are thrilled to continue to stretch ourselves artistically. In a beautiful mix of smart comedies, thoughtful dramas, and a riveting musical, our 47th season is sure to be one of SLAC’s finest.”  SLAC’s 2017/2018 season is:  SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY by Chisa Hutchinson September 6 – October 15, 2017 Director: TBA   In an under-funded African-American school in Newark, New Jersey, a twelve-year old Bible-toting, motherless outcast with a photographic memory meets a sixty-year old childless woman who works in the school cafeteria. Against all odds, together, they teach and learn the real meaning of life.   MERCURY by Steve Yockey (developed in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series) October 11 – November 12, 2017 Director: Shannon Musgrave   Sunlight though the kitchen window… everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just Fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood, oceans of blood, bears in the back yard and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.   THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS! by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric, William Rush based on the book by John Scieszka and Lane Smith (Children’s Show Add-On) December 1 – 29, 2017 Director/Choreographer: Penelope Caywood   There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he'll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone's guess. Will the pigs' splashy puppet show make a puppet out of justice, or is the wolf's catchy song and dance about a sneeze gone wrong all razzle-dazzle? Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big 'n' Bad in this musical adaptation of the hit children's book.   HIR by Taylor Mac February 7 – March 11, 2018 Director: TBA   Chaos reigns in this gender bending comedy about the most dysfunctional family in America. A dishonorably discharged vet returns home to a mother liberated from an oppressive marriage, a sister on “mones” in the process of changing genders, and a father asleep in a clown costume. And nobody is doing the dishes anymore.    FUN HOME music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel April 4 – May 6, 2018 Director: Jason Bowcutt Musical Director: David Evanoff Choreographer: Penelope Caywood   This Tony Award-winning musical, set in three stages of a woman’s life, tells a universal detective story about a child’s search to discover what is really going on with her parents as they hold up the perfect family façade. Heart-gripping songs about sexual awakening, repressed emotions, deep secrets, yearning, resentment, love. Home.    SATURDAY’S VOYEUR by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht June 20 – August 26, 2018 Director/Choreographer: Cynthia Fleming   Celebrate VOYEUR’s 40th birthday! 40 years of satirizing the bizarre realities of this place we lovingly call home. SLAC is the only theatre company in the nation that has a play written for us, about us, every year. Pack your picnic and join the party!   ----   ABOUT SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC)’s mission is to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre. Founded in 1970, SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre dedicated to producing, commissioning, and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC operates under a SPT Actors Equity Association contract and is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group (a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres), and the National New Play Network (a national alliance of non-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays).

Now more than ever @ Pygmalion Theater (March 30)

Love Utah Give Utah Now more than ever:  Support the arts. Support women's voices. Give to PYGmalion Theater Company through Love Utah Give Utah.  Our mission is to produce plays that reflect issues, concerns and shared experiences in the lives of women. Click and Give to PYG    

Improve Your Community in ONE Day! @ Utah Humanities (March 30)

UTAH HUMANITIES ANNOUNCEMENT           Improve Your Community...in ONE Day   Dear friend of the humanities,   What if, in one day, you could empower Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities? On March 30, YOU can!   Show your LOVE for the humanities--just participate in Love UT Give UT and support Utah Humanities! There are 4 easy ways to show your love:   1.       Mark March 30, 2017, on your calendar and add this link to give a gift:           https://loveutgiveut.razoo.com/story/Utah-Humanities2.       Become a Sustainer and give a monthly gift that makes a larger impact   $5/month supports handouts for a grant writing workshop $10/month provides textbooks for a Venture student's education $25/month sponsors a Clemente student's summer camp experience $50/month supports a national author's Book Festival appearance  3.       Follow us on Facebook and help build the buzz.  4.       Spread the word! Forward this email to your family and friends along with a personal note as to why you believe in our work, and why they should give through Love Utah Give Utah.   Please join us and help empower Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities. We can't wait to celebrate the impact your generosity will have on communities, individuals, and families throughout Utah!   Visit our giving page to make your donation any time between March 1, 2017, and March 30, 2017! Your gift will automatically enter you to win a 3 year lease on a brand new 2017 Impreza from Mark Miller Subaru. Click below for more details.       [ WEBSITE ]    [ CALENDAR ]    [ CONTACT ]       Empowering Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities. 202 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 | 801.359.9670 | www.utahhumanities.org      

Breaking News - Trump Proposes Elimination of Arts Endowment

Dear Utah,At 7am on March 16th, the new Trump Administration released their budget proposal to fund the federal government for the coming fiscal year (FY2018). The Trump proposal includes massive budget cuts (more than $54 billion in cuts to domestic programs in one year alone). The proposal includes the proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institue of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for National and Community Services (Americorps), among other federal agencies.Take 2 minutes now to contact your members of Congress and join the #SaveTheNEA campaign. What Does This Mean?As previous reported, advisors to the President were recommending this elimination, and conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation have been attempting to end the NEA for decades, not to mention calls for its termination in budget resolutions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in years' prior. Is There Any Good News?This proposal is a blueprint and will be considered by Congress, but like all proposals, Congress will be considering their own budget priorities-and likely without much regard to the administration's request. In fact, President Trump himself encouraged Congress to make some funding decisions independent of the executive branch. He stated as much last year in response to questions about arts funding. He said, "The Congress, as representatives of the people, make the determination as to what the spending priorities ought to be." And, members of Congress are already speaking out against the Trump budget, including some Republicans, who are calling the proposal "dead on arrival." But make no mistake, we are taking the Trump proposal seriously and are calling on you now to contact your representatives in Congress. Let them know that eliminating the NEA would be a devastating blow to the arts in America. For more than 50 years, the NEA has expanded access to the arts for all Americans, awarding grants in every Congressional district throughout all 50 states and U.S. Territories as well as placing arts therapists in 12 military hospitals to help returning soldiers heal from traumatic brain injuries. The NEA is also an economic powerhouse, generating more than $600 million annually in additional matching funds and helping to shape a $730 billion arts and culture industry that represents 4.2% of the nation's GDP and supports 4.8 million jobs. Take 2 minutes now and join the #SaveTheNEA campaign. Also, visit our Arts Mobilization Center at any time for all the latest resources and response. Thank you for your support of the arts and for being an arts advocate. Now more than ever is the time to tell our story and make our case again and again at the federal, state and local level that the arts matter! Again, this is just the first step. There will be many more points along the way as the proposal moves through Congress-likely all the way until the Fall of 2017 before anything is finalized.We will be calling on you at key moments to keep weighing in and making your voice heard. In fact, in a few days, record numbers of arts advocates from nearly every state will be coming to Washington, DC for the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day to make the case. Not traveling? No worries - take part in our social media campaign, #ArtsAdvocacy and join the Facebook event to stay updated!    1000 Vermont Avenue NW6th FloorWashington DC . 20005T 202.371.2830F 202.371.0424  One East 53rd Street . 2nd FloorNew York NY . 10022T 212.223.2787F 212.980.4857  info@artsusa.orgwww.AmericansForTheArts.orgwww.ArtsActionFund.org  Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.