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Relief Funding Now for the Arts

From our friends at ARTS North Carolina: As the Executive Director of Arts NC, I know this is an overwhelming time, and that there is much to learn and much to do. I implore you to use the information provided and to please do all of the crucial actions listed below as soon as possible. […]

CALL TO ACTION: Contact your NC Senator about the House Budget 

By Ed Southern, Executive Director,  NCWN Our friends at ARTS North Carolina have issued this Call to Action: The NC House of Representatives have approved their budget for the 2019-2021 Biennium and sent it to the Senate for consideration. As the Senate works through their budget, we want you to be aware of arts related funding […]

Let’s Talk about Funding for the Arts

A few bulletpoints to ponder from our friends at ARTS North Carolina: The state is experiencing a $62 million shortfall in its first quarter. No projections on how large it will be by June 30, but bones are rattling. Governor McCrory has already instructed departments to reduce their budgets by 2 percent, and not necessarily […]

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 […]