It’s Arts Day at The City #artsdayTO

ETA: the text below is from the eblast sent out earlier this week by TAPA.

Earlier this year, City Hall committed to a $25 per capita funding level for Toronto artists by 2017 – we need YOUR HELP to guarantee they follow through on that promise!

This is just the beginning – together we will create a vibrant arts city! On Friday, November 8, (that’s TODAY!)  TAPA and the Friends of the Arts Network will converge on City Hall for the 4th Annual Arts Day at the City. Show Toronto Councillors just how important their support is to our community by getting involved today:

TWEET We are asking all TAPA members to take a photo of someone at your organization or in your community, holding a sign with the “This is just the Beginning” tagline (attached). This could be an audience group shot too if you like! Tweet your ‘sign photo’ and your support with #JustTheBeginning

TWEET with the hashtag #artsdayTO

POST about #artsdayTO on Facebook

EMAIL your patrons and ask them to show their support for the Toronto artists they love

SHARE our #artsdayTO video trailer

and most importantly:

CONTACT YOUR COUNCILLOR to tell them you’re an artist, and you VOTE! 2014 is an election year! (if you don’t know who that is, click here)

Remember: funding isn’t guaranteed until it’s in the budget! It’s your future: make sure City Hall knows how important municipal arts funding really is to artists and audiences across Toronto

Arts Day at the City is an annual TAPA initiative that brings Toronto’s arts community to City Hall to strengthen its relationship with the municipal government. Throughout the day, sector champions meet with councillors to discuss pressing issues for the community, and share the successes of arts and culture initiatives across the city. This November, TAPA and the Friends of the Arts look forward to celebrating the results of the first phase of a three-part budget increase for Toronto arts grants, and reaffirm Council’s commitment to the second and third phases of funding in the upcoming municipal budgets.

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