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Meanwhile, Dallas Arts Advocacy Day Announced


by Anne Bothwell 6 Aug 2010

Arts leaders will gather on Aug 17 to discuss strategies to reduce impact of proposed city budget cuts.

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As proposed budget cuts and layoffs are announced, comes word that the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition will holds its annual Arts Advocacy Day on August 17 at the Winspear Opera House. The coalition, cultural affairs commissioners, reps from the arts district and arts leaders will be on hand to discuss strategies for reducing the impact of proposed city budget cuts.

Cost is $35; keynote speaker will be Dr. Ray Perryman,  CEO of an economic research firm The Perryman Group, who authored a study on the arts’ economic impact for the Texas Cultural Trust.

Release follows:

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

DALLAS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY

Advocacy Day to Focus on Maintaining Funding for Dallas’ Cultural Organizations Threatened by Budget  Cuts

WHAT: Arts Advocacy Day, an initiative by the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition                                                      (DACAC), Cultural Affairs Commission, and Dallas Arts District/Downtown Dallas,                                    Inc. Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in the arts to learn                                   more about effective advocacy and the economic impact of the arts.   The focus of the                             event is to reduce the draconian cuts proposed by the City of Dallas for the Office of                                 Cultural Affairs which will result in the demise of more than 23% of the local arts                                        organizations. The featured speaker is Dr. M. Ray Perryman, noted Economist and                                  Author of the definitive Economy Impact Study on the Arts in Texas done for the                                        Texas Cultural Trust.

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WHO: Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition (DACAC), Cultural Affairs Commissioners,                                  Dallas Arts District/Downtown Dallas, Inc., community arts leader.

Hosted by AT&T Performing Arts Center/Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
WHEN: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Pre-interviews with arts officials and lunch featuring Keynote         Speaker, Dr. M. Ray Perryman  (lunch begins at 11:45; pre- and post-interviews       available at from 11:00-11:30 with advance notice or following lunch).

WHERE: Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

2403 Flora Street

Dallas, Texas 75201

KEYNOTE: Dr. Ray Perryman is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research                        and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas. Dr. Perryman has held numerous academic                              positions in his career including ten years as Herman Brown Professor of Economics and                       five years as University Professor and Economist-in-Residence at Baylor University, as                                  well as five years as Business Economist-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University

WHY:               Because of proposed budget cuts in the City of Dallas budget, this session is                                            designed to make everyone aware of the importance of the arts to our economy and                                 encourage funding be reinstated for the Office of Cultural Affairs.

OTHER: The cost for Advocacy Day is $35 and includes lunch and morning arts workshops.

TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/118570
CONTACT: Joanna St. Angelo, Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition – 214-520-7789

joanna@sammonsartcenter.org

FACT SHEET

DALLAS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Presented by

Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition

Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Dallas

AT&T Performing Arts Center/Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

Register online at:  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/118570

This event is expected to be sold out so tickets may not be available at the door.

Parking is available in the Lexus Red Parking Garage beneath the facility and can be accessed from Jack Evans Street.  Parking is $5.00

WHAT:

Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in the arts to learn more about effective advocacy and the economic impact of the arts. The featured speaker is Dr. M. Ray Perryman, noted Economist and Author of the definitive Economy Impact Study on the Arts in Texas done for the Texas Cultural Trust.

The cost for Advocacy Day is $35 and includes lunch and all seminar material.

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

9:00 –   9:30    Registration – Winspear Opera House Lobby

9:30 –   9:45    Welcome and Introductions – Nancy B. Hamon Hall

9:45 – 11:30    Seminars – Nancy B. Hamon Hall

9:45 – 10:45      Advocacy Do’s and Don’ts.

10:45 – 11:45    Advocacy and the Media

11:45 – 1:30      Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. M. Ray Perryman

WHERE:

Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

2403 Flora Street

Dallas, Texas 75201

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Ray Perryman is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas. Dr. Perryman has held numerous academic positions in his career including ten years as Herman Brown Professor of Economics and five years as University Professor and Economist-in-Residence at Baylor University, as well as five years as Business Economist-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University.  His current academic roles include Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas and Institute Distinguished Professor of Economic Theory and Method at the International Institute for Advanced Studies.  In the professional arena, Dr. Perryman has authored more than 1,800 trade articles, publishes a subscription forecasting service and a monthly newsletter, writes a syndicated newspaper column, hosts a daily radio commentary, and appears regularly on National Public Radio. He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Texas Leader Award and has been honored by the Texas Legislature for his “tireless efforts in helping to build a better Texas.”

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Joanna St. Angelo, President, Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition, joanna@sammonsartcenter.org 214-520-7789

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