Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ACTION ALERT! Support Ordinance 2010-0466

As you may know, King County Councilmember Larry Phillips has introduced legislation to implement the recommendations of the King County Historic Preservation and Historical Programs Advisory Task Force. The legislation would allocate funds collected under HB 1386 as recommended by the Task Force. We support this legislation!

It's critical and imperative that you act now. Please contact your council member no later than Thursday (8/26) to express your support of this measure. If passed, this legislation would mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in support for the vital programs and services for our heritage community.

As much as $500,000 may be collected this year from filing fees, according to the latest estimates. The Task Force recommended that 40 percent of revenue be reserved for the King County Historic Preservation Program, and 60 percent allocated to 4Culture for distribution to heritage organizations (and you know they'll do a rockin' job of getting the funds out there)!

Please contact your King County Member and ask him/her to support Ordinance 2010-0466. If you are unsure how to contact your Council Member, please visit this link:

You can also contact Councilmember Larry Phillips directly at 206-296-1004, or larry.phillips@kingcounty.gov to let him know you support his efforts.

Finally, if you'd like more information about this Ordinance and its history, please contact Task Force Member, Joe Follansbee at joe.follansbee@fyddeye.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

help us take over the world! (or at least get funding for arts and heritage)

It's on. We hope you've saved the date for our summer Advocate4Culture Leadership Rally. If you're an arts and/or heritage activist, learn how to help secure funding for culture once and for all in the 2011 legislative session. [Seriously, we have to do in in 2011 or 4Culture will evaporate].

But it's only summer you say? You think it might be too early to get ready for January of next year? No way! We have to come together now to educate ourselves and become part of the "Advocate4Culture" team. Besides, we're a fun group and we like to talk about culture and drink, if that motivates you. If nothing else, you'll meet a cool group of people who love arts and heritage. Can you think of a better way to spend a Monday night?

The details:
When: Monday, August 30th, 6-8PM
Where: ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle

See you there!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

save the date: rally for success in 2011!

Advocate4Culture Leadership Rally
Monday, August 30, 6-8pm
ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle

You are invited -
Local arts and heritage leaders are hosting a casual gathering that promises to wonk the house! Enjoy beer and chips (provided by said same local leaders) and learn what you can do to ensure that funding for arts and heritage is secured. We promise both geekiness and silliness. You'll walk away fully informed and ready for action. Please join us!

Hosted by the Advocate4Culture Coalition: Convened by Great City.