Assembly Bill 580

We are sharing this information as many of you ask about pending legislation that involves the arts.

Assembly Bill 580 is a new legislative bill that would increase appropriations for the California Arts Council (CAC) from $1M to $75M. It will be formally introduced to the state assembly this Tuesday, April 9 at 9 a.m.   

This bill’s passage would have an enormous impact on the Bay Area performing arts community and communities throughout the state. The funds from AB 580 would bring California’s per-capita arts spending up to 12th in the nation, or roughly $2.00 per person. The CAC is currently doing strategic planning to determine which of its programs would be revived if the bill passes.
If you want to weigh in on the bill, you can do that via Californians for the ArtsCalifornia Arts Advocates or the California Theatre Network.

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