Stand Up For Art Equity!

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City Council is considering a budget that includes $15 million bailout over the course of 10 years for the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Unless culturally-specific organizations also receive an increase in funding, this increase for AT&T / PAC is in direct violation of the Cultural Equity portion of the Cultural Policy, and diverts much needed resources from smaller community-based arts groups.

We have secured a speaking slot at 9 am during the City Council Budget Meeting. COME EARLY TO ENSURE A SEAT, WEAR WHITE, AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.


AT&T / PAC is receiving a $15 million bailout for the next ten years, and in exchange, they have only agreed to provide email blasts and an outdoor community stage? Not enough!

Email your city council person right away ( because individual artists and small, midsize and culturally specific arts organizations need the following:

- The City of Dallas needs to build two black box theatres for small and midsize groups,

- ATT / PAC must open its doors, bring back the Elevator Series on the 6th floor and in Hammon Hall next to the Winspear Opera House to provide performance space for small and midsize groups for six three-week runs (community groups don't need the outdoor space)!

- Amend building codes for art galleries and pop up theater spaces to prevent the Fire Marshall from down shutting exhibitions and performances.

- Bring art to every district in the city through the Neighborhood Arts Districts. We want art in every district not only the Arts District!

- Demand that the City of Dallas follow its Cultural Policy without reservations. The Cultural Policy protects culturally specific arts organizations and these organizations are due funding increases when an organization like ATT / PAC receives more funding.

- The City of Dallas should not demonize culturally specific organizations for asking the city to follow the aforementioned Cultural Policy provision, claiming that racial equity is outdated.

This is the moment of truth! Show up at City Hall Wednesday at 9 am and tell City Council no to the #attpacbailout!
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