Policy Framework

PUBLIC FUNDING FOR THE ARTS

We advocate for the restoration of reduced arts funds, maintenance of existing funding, and support increased funding and resources for public arts and culture agencies, nonprofit arts organizations, and individual artists.


PUBLICLY SUPPORTED ARTS EDUCATION

We advocate for public funding for arts education. We support arts education as a core subject for all students, including the ongoing inclusion of arts education in the education code, ensuring schools compliance with education code, and integrating the arts throughout all core subject areas. We support resources for teachers, their professional development, and increasing the number of credentialed arts specialists across the state. We support the inclusion of professional artists, teaching artists, and community arts organizations in all aspects of California's public education system.


STRONG CREATIVE ECONOMY

We advocate for a strong creative economy. We support creating more employment opportunities within the creative economy. We support keeping and incentivizing creative industries in California. We support keeping charitable tax deductions benefiting individuals and nonprofit arts organizations. We support creator’s rights, cultural districts, microloans, business loans, technical assistance for artists, and public art in public places. We support resources for increasing cultural tourism across the state.