Heads Up from AVAA:
ATTENTION ALL AUSTIN ARTISTS AND ARTS SUPPORTERS, please support your arts industry by attending the third consecutive Austin City Council Candidates Arts Forum, scheduled for Wednesday April 16th, 5:30-7 p.m. at Nuevo Leon Restaurant.
The moderated forum poses hard-hitting policy questions to candidates regarding what their level of commitment and public support will be to the Arts in Austin, if elected.
The Arts Alliance will also post and email a link to our third consecutive Austin Voters Guide on the Arts for all voters to view prior to the May 10th election. Our past two Austin Voters Guides on the Arts received thousands of views during the elections and every City Council person elected to the Austin City Council has submitted a positive platform regarding the Arts through the Arts Alliance.
The following candidates have confirmed their attendance and participation:
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The Austin City Council Candidates Arts forum will be held:
Wednesday April 16th, 2008
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Nuevo Leon Restaurant
1501 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702
The Arts Alliance is a coalition of thousands of Texas artists partnered through the Austin Film Society, The Texas Writers League, Austin Visual Arts Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, The Austin Music Commission, The Austin Circle of Theaters and many more. The Arts Alliance has helped the grassroots passage of the $35 million arts bond in Austin, TX; the preservation of the Texas Commission of the Arts; the Austin City Council Candidates Arts Forum and the Austin Voters Guide on the Arts in the past two elections.
The Arts Alliance represents the five major Arts industries: Music, Film/Video, Visual, Performance and Literature.
They are represented by:
Music – Teresa Ferguson, Austin Music Commission
Film/Video – Rebecca Campbell, Executive Director Austin Film Society
Visual – Bill Keese, President, & Kelli Montgomery, Executive Director, Austin Visual Arts Association
Performance – Latifah Taormina, Executive Director Austin Circle of Theaters
Literature – John Pipken, Texas Writers League
Richard May, Political Strategist
Sandy Duncan, Political Strategist
Lois Jebo, Political Strategist
For more information on the Arts Alliance and the upcoming Austin City Council Candidates Arts Forum, please contact Richard May at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/567-5972
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.