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Tag Archives: Arts North Carolina

Let’s Thank Our State Government Reps

For the first time in what feels like a long time, the state budget signed earlier this month by the North Carolina governor sustained funding to the North Carolina Arts Council at current levels. ARTS North Carolina is asking constituents to write a hard copy letter to your Senator and Representative at their Raleigh office: […]

Sales Tax on Amusements Call To Action

  As we’ve written about here in the past, the North Carolina state government is considering a series of tax reforms, including assessing sales tax on “amusement activities.” ARTS North Carolina believes such a tax would hurt arts organizations across the state, and is asking individuals and organizations in counties with Legislators who serve on the Revenue […]

Some Good News on the State Budget

A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you who took time over the past few months to call or e-mail your state representatives and stood up for the arts in North Carolina. We received some good news today—the fruit of our labors. Please consider thanking your representatives for listening to those of us who value the arts in […]

Tax Reform Update

From our friends at Arts North Carolina: A Tax Reform package passed both the House and the Senate today. The package ensures that arts nonprofits continue to receive sales tax refunds; the cap on refunds is $45,000. The package also includes full tax credit for charitable donations from people who itemize. It does not include […]

Good News from NCGA, But There’s More to Do

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: It’s been a busy 24 hours at the General Assembly as the House debated its budget on the floor for eight hours yesterday and took a final vote today. And the results are… Initial House Budget North Carolina Arts Council Grants – $228,000 in reductions for both years […]

House General Government Committee Debating Budget – Action Needed

In the proposed state budget released Monday, May 20, the North Carolina Arts Council saw their operating budget slashed by a disproportionate amount in relation to other programs in the NC Department of Cultural Resources. The state’s proposed budget doubled the cuts recommended by Governor Pat McCrory. Such a drastic reduction to the NCAC’s operating […]

Senate Budget Update

Thank you to the many Network members who responded to Monday’s Call to Action. We thought you would want to see the update below, especially the news that legislators took note of your many phone calls and e-mails. They have learned—in case they didn’t already know—that we’re paying attention. Please note that this is just […]

The Network Needs Your Help‏

If you’re a loyal reader of this blog, then the Network has probably helped you in some definite, demonstrable way: You found an agent or publisher through our Manuscript Mart. Our critiquing service gave your manuscript the final polish it needed to find a publisher. You won one of our writing contests, or one that […]

Call To Action!

I just received the following Call to Action from ARTS North Carolina.  Please, Network members, take a few minutes to read and heed their call.  The staff of the North Carolina Arts Council has made heroic efforts on behalf of our state’s artists and arts community, and now they need our help.  Tell these legislators […]

The Latest on State Arts Funding

The latest update from Arts North Carolina: The Senate released its budget on Tuesday and the Senate Base Appropriations met on Wednesday to take amendments. The Senate budget calls for a 15% reduction in grants funding to the North Carolina Arts Council, the same as recommended in the House budget. Typically if the House and […]