500+ Organizations Support $1 Billion Budget Ask
More than 500 arts organizations, independent venues, museums, local governments, service organizations, trade associations, and unions have joined the coalition formed by California Arts Advocates, NIVA CA, and CAM to ask Governor Newsom and the California State Legislature for an unprecedented $1 billion investment in arts, culture, and creativity. The proposed stimulus and transformational investment in California’s arts and cultural sectors will help overcome the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions and have a positive impact on jobs creation, the economy, and tax revenues. Collectively, we are creating a movement that will help our sectors and California’s communities recover, rebuild, and pursue a more equitable future.
The ecosystem of arts, culture, and creativity in California is vast and impactful, representing over 8% of the Gross State Product. The sector relies on revenue from live events, indoor attractions, gatherings and group participation, which has largely been shut down for over a year to stop the spread of COVID-19. According to some reports, the arts, entertainment, and recreation sectors will not fully recover from this public health crisis and muted economy until 2025. To fully address the recovery of our sector and to help stimulate economic activity, state advocates are building a coalition to support $1 billion in stimulus funds.
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