Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Latino Arts not funded

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                          
December 12, 2013
Latino Arts Network of California Releases Study
Documenting Sacramento's History of
Favoritism in Arts Funding

Decades of selective distribution and failed investments demands new  
funding policies that include equity to art organizations of color

(Sacramento, CA)  The Latino Arts Network of California, a statewide service organization dedicated to the promotion of California Latino arts organizations, artists and communities, will release a report addressing the City of Sacramento's history of funding policies for arts organizations. The report details arbitrary funding steered toward Eurocentric art organizations to the determent and exclusion of the growing diversity of art patrons in the region.   

WHAT:      Press Conference to Announce Study Findings and Recommendations

When:        TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013

WHO:        Tomas Benitez, Chairman, Latino Arts Network of California  
                     and supporters of more funding for art organizations of color.

                    1200 K St
                    Sacramento, CA 95814
                    (Corner of 12th and K Streets)

TIME:       10:00 AM

"The findings in our report should be a wake-up call to other municipalities who are ignoring the huge demographic changes taking place in our state," said Tomas Benitez, Chairman of the Latino Arts Network. "Our hope is that this study, which took place over eight months, will encourage greater equity in the distribution of tax payer money and wiser investments in the arts. Sacramento deserves better."

Latino Arts Network Executive Director, Rebecca Nevarez added, "With this research, we're hoping to create a dialogue about equity and inclusion for Latinos who make up almost 30 percent of Sacramento and 40 percent of the state."

*Report will be available at Press Conference, and posted online at  
 http://latinoarts.net/ on Tuesday.

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