The HEROES Act needs our support to pass and help save orchestras and freelance musicians in this dire situation! Please take the very short amount of time to click this link and send an auto-generated letter to our senators. For more information about HEROES, please see bullet points in the comments below!
On behalf of the ATL Symphony Musicians Foundation, we would like to wish you very joyful holiday season!
ATL Symphony Musicians Foundation is honored to serve our community and the state of Georgia, as performers, teachers, and stewards of classical music. We are grateful for the support we receive, and we are fully committed to our mission.
This Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, we ask you to consider a donation to support our endeavors, including the ATLSMF Scholarship Fund providing private lessons and masterclasses for deserving students.
We hope you will join us for out 7th Annual ATL Symphony Musicians Appreciation Concert on January 5th, 2020, celebrating the partnership and unique relationships formed between teachers and students. Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform side by side at 3:00 pm in Kellett Chapel at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
Please consider a gift to help us reach our goal of $5,000 to further excellent classical music performances and education in our community.
Great news from Arts Action Fund—Congress wants to INCREASE spending on the arts & humanities for the remainder of FY 2017! A success for arts advocates everywhere, but there's still work to be done to ensure we #SAVEtheNEA for FY 2018 and beyond.
"Eleven House Republicans are now among more than 150 members of Congress who have signed a letter calling for a slight increase in federal funds to the endowment — a far cry from its elimination, which Mr. Trump is the first president to propose."
BREAKING NEWS from City Hall via WSB-TV: during Mayor Kasim Reed's last State of the City address today, he proposed a small sales tax that would go completely to arts funding. Council Member Felicia Moore, district 9, has since filed opposition, stating this tax should go towards salaries and raises for Law Enforcement. Story is developing.
UPDATE at 8:32 p.m. from the Mayor's office:
“Mayor Kasim Reed believes the one-tenth percent sales tax should be fully and entirely dedicated to funding the arts in Atlanta. A great city deserves great art, and there is a clear need for additional, dedicated funding for small and mid-sized arts organizations throughout the city. By establishing a funding stream through a special sales tax, we will ensure the arts aren’t the first to be cut in the event of an economic downturn.
Fifty-two percent of the city’s annual budget goes to public safety. Mayor Reed eliminated furloughs for officers, and since his inauguration in January 2010, public safety personnel and city employees have received nine salary increases. Funding salary increases through a sales tax is short-sighted and unsustainable, and the Administration will not pursue any such proposal.”
Make your voice heard, contact info for Council Member Moore as follows:
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3584
-Main Phone: (404) 330-6044
-Fax: (404) 658-6454
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Are you a Georgia resident who feels that the state should increase funding for the arts? Follow the link below to send a personalized message your legislators. Thanks to the Georgia Arts Network for setting this up, and let's send a strong message that the arts are a crucial part of a great state!
Music Education Advocacy Alert: Only Days to Respond! January 28, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- As the new Congress begins to rewrite our nation's major education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), music education advocates have their first opportunity to deliver four key messages, in unison with the broader arts and arts education community:
Click here to customize and send an email before the deadline of Monday, February 2nd, and urge support for the arts in ESEA reauthorization!
Urge Congress to Support Arts Education in our nation's education law!