In its infinite wisdom, the Georgia House decided to submit a State budget that includes the figure $0 next to the Geogria Council of the Arts. This would effectively eliminate any state spending on arts programming and would distinguish us by becoming “the only state in the U.S. without an arts agency.” Awesome. The actual budget for this year would have been less than one million dollars, so clearly this was the place to make a huge savings in budget crunch time.
Georgians: Go here to send a note to your legislators.
Atlantans: You can show your support by joining the artists march to the Capitol on Monday. The march starts at The Rialto Theatre downtown at 1:00 PM. I’ll provide a link with more info when I find one.