Advocacy Initiative from PACE – ACTION requested
Below is a message from PACE (Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton):
You have probably heard that PACE is spearheading a campaign that we are hoping will go viral across Alberta through the involvement of arts organizations and professional artists in our province. The campaign started in response to very credible rumours you have no doubt already heard yourself – that our provincial government is seriously contemplating further cuts to the arts and culture sector in Alberta.
As you know, another cut like the one endured last year – or worse – will surely mean the death of many valued and innovative arts and culture organizations in our province.
This year, it is our goal to work in a concerted fashion to influence the government and people of Alberta that further cuts to Alberta’s arts and culture sector will hurt the entire province.
The attached postcard is our first step in this advocacy campaign. We have also printed 10,000 hard copies of this postcard for distribution to the public at arts events and performances. Please contact us if you would like some for your organization, keeping in mind that we expect them to move quickly.
We urge you to include these postcards in your programs and make them available to your supporters electronically. (Please keep in mind that downloaded and signed postcards need to be mailed to us in envelopes, or the post office will not deliver them.)
We are using the I love Alberta Art tag line as a consistent element in the materials we are producing. We also encourage you to come up with your own postcards using the same message we feature here to increase the impact of the campaign. Send us an electronic version of your postcard so PACE can feature a link to it on its website at www.pacedmonton.com. We are hoping to eventually display a fine assortment of these postcards.
Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 780-485-3085 with any questions or suggestions you may have. The present situation affects all of us.
Advocacy Steering Committee
Visit the PACE website at www.pacedmonton.com