A catastrophe struck our arts and cultural non-profits in early 2018 when the State of Florida government approved the budget, with less than 5% of total funding recommended by Division of Cultural Affairs available to be distributed. Only the General Program Support grant was funded at all, with a cut of 94% to the recommended amount. The arts non-profits are in the process of scrambling together resources, adjusting programming, and searching for other sources of revenue. Learn more about the damage, loss, and destruction this disaster has caused the local non-profits.
by a policy that does not recognize the economic and cultural value the ARTS!
The gap in funding between the recommended $41,608,780 and awarded $2,650,000 is $38,958,780.