Cultural Funding in Jeopardy: Please Act Now!

Please contact all five County Commissioners to voice your support for continued arts and cultural funding.

Do not underestimate the importance of Commissioners hearing from you.

Funding for the County Community Cultural Grant and Art in Public Places programs are under dire threat.

The Brevard County Commission Budget Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, at 1:00pm at Government Center, Building C, Florida Room, 3rd floor. Below is a draft email message to personalize and send to the County Commissioners now!

Please take action BEFORE noon, Monday, April 24:

Please cut and paste, or edit, the following message and copy kathy.engerran@artsbrevard.org on your email:

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Dear Commissioner,

  • I’m a Brevard voter and I care about arts and cultural funding.
  • I write you today to ask for your support for the County Community Cultural Grant program, Art in Public Places and Brevard Cultural Alliance.
  • Cultural organizations, small businesses and individual entrepreneurs are critically important to our economy. The arts are a dynamic contributor to the business sector. The creative industries are comprised of many talented entrepreneurs.
  • These funds are a catalyst for local expenditures in excess of $7 million – by arts organizations purchasing goods and services that help local merchants thrive.
  • Art in Public Places supports the work of individual artists and is an engine for the local arts market.
  • We understand the pressing fiscal issues you are trying to address. Please understand these programs support your tax base, provide jobs and are part of the solution to the county’s problems.
  • Arts and cultural funding is an investment, not a handout.
  • Any loss of funding will reduce Brevard’s vibrancy and quality of life – which attracts and retains new businesses, key workers and Millennials.
  • Thank you for your consideration & support.

Sincerely,

(fill in your name)

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Brevard County Commissioners

District 1   (Vice Chair)    Commissioner Rita Pritchett
Ph: (321) 607-6901
D1.Commissioner@BrevardFL.gov

District 2   Commissioner Jim Barfield  
Ph: (321) 454-6601
D2.Commissioner@BrevardFL.gov

District 3   Commissioner John Tobia
Ph: (321) 633-2075
D3.Commissioner@BrevardFL.gov

District 4   (Chair)   Commissioner Curt Smith
Ph: (321) 633-2044
D4.Commissioner@BrevardFL.gov

District 5   Commissioner Kristine Isnardi 
Ph: (321) 253-6611
D5.Commissioner@BrevardFL.gov