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Arts Commission Hosts Symposium


By Rachel Weight

Artists, arts advocates and educators are invited to join the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission hosts as it hosts its Annual Arts Symposium at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion on Thursday, February 22. The event will last from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s focus will be “Finding Sustainable Funding Solutions and Improving Accessibility to the Arts.” The Arts Commission is hoping for a huge turnout from the community to engage in an open dialogue about sustainable funding models, solutions and ways to improve access to the arts in schools under the current “No Child Left Behind” Act.

The keynote speaker will be John E. McGuirk, the Program Director for Arts Programs at the Irvine Foundation, a nonprofit organization that strives to expand opportunities for Californians to participate in society by providing over $900 million dollars in grants over the last seventy years.

The Arts Commission has 15 appointed members who make recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors on cultural arts policy, and is involved in numerous ongoing city, county and state-wide initiatives. The cost of attending the Symposium is $15 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations are due by Monday, February 19. For information contact Linda Gary at 805.568.3990 or email at gardy@co.santa-barbara.ca.us.

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