Budget Talks with Tacoma Arts Commission, March 12

9 Mar

To the Tacoma arts community:

You are invited to discuss the impact of recent budget cuts on Tacoma arts programs at the next meeting of the Tacoma Arts Commission, March 12. Commission Chair, Robin Echtle, has requested that we inform you of the upcoming discussion regarding policy that will affect the arts in Tacoma. All meetings of the Tacoma Arts Commission are open to the public.

At the March 12 meeting there will be an open discussion regarding the currently known impacts to the City’s arts budget, including impacts to funding, staffing, and programs such as Art at Work Month and Spaceworks Tacoma. There will also be discussion regarding proposed revenue-generating legislation to remove a 5% ticket tax exemption for certain non-profit arts and cultural organizations. As members of the arts community, we invite you to be a part of this conversation. Council members Marty Campbell and Lauren Walker will be in attendance.

Meeting information:
Monday, March 12
5 – 7 pm
Tacoma Municipal Building North, 728 St. Helens, Room 16

The agenda is as follows:

Robin Echtle, Chair
Traci Kelly, Vice Chair
Lauren Walker, City Council Liaison
Marty Campbell, City Council Liaison Alternate
Jan Brazzell
Rachel Cardwell
Antonio Edwards, Jr.
Sarah Idstrom
Donald Lacky
Bill La Vergne
Dane Meyer
Zach Powers
Dawn Quinn
Scott Ramsey
Catherine Stegeman
Mike Sweney
Jana Wennstrom

Amy McBride, Tacoma Arts Administrator
Naomi Strom-Avila, Cultural Arts Specialist

Date: March 12, 2012 Time: 5:00- 7:00 pm Location: 728 St. Helens, Room 16
Please note assigned times are approximate. The Chair reserves the right to alter the order of the agenda.

1.    Call to Order
2.    Excuse Member Absences
3.    Approval of Agenda and Minutes
4.    Welcome to Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax
5.    Chair’s Report/Housekeeping
6.    Check-In
Sun King Resiting
Seaport and Esplanade Public Art Finalists
7.    Discussion
Prairie Line Trail Plan 5% Admissions Tax Exemption for Non-Profits Tacoma Arts Commission Retreat Wrap-Up Budget Update
8.    Report Back Arts Events Attended
Chair Echtle Chair Echtle Chair Echtle
Chair Echtle Staff
Next Regular Meeting: April 9, 2012, 5 – 7 pm, Tacoma Municipal Building Room 16

This agenda is for public notice purposes only. All meetings of the Tacoma Arts Commission are open to the public. Written comments are welcome.

747 Market Street, Room 900 · Tacoma, WA · 98402 · Phone (253) 591-5192 · Fax (253) 591-5232
To request this information in an alternative format or to request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Naomi Strom-Avila, (253) 591- 5191 (voice) or 711 (TTY).
5:00 5:01 5:02 – 5:03 5:03 – 5:13 5:13– 5:20 5:20 –5:30
Staff Councilmembers Walker and Campbell 5:48 – 6:18
Commission and Staff Staff
6:18– 6:48 6:48 – 6:58
6:58 – 7:00


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