cultural art dept responds to budget cuts

More qualified good news from Cultural Arts: faced with the elimination of one of two positions dedicated to administering the grants program, they are proposing cutting the baby in half. Check it:

From: “Littles, Kathy”
Subject: Cultural Funding Program Update
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:48:10 -0800

Thank you to all who have written and called during the past few days regarding the future of the Cultural Funding Program and staff. I want to fill you in on the decisions that have been made regarding these two issues.

The Cultural Funding Program will continue with Kathy Littles as Coordinator and Jason Jong as Assistant Coordinator. As of Monday, November 17, staff will go to part-time status; our work days will be Monday, Thursday and Friday.

2009-2010 Applications:
All applications for the 09-10 Individual Artist Project, Organization Project and Art in the Schools are due in January (see below).

All October and November district workshops are still on (see below). A make-up Art in the Schools workshop and Organization Project workshop will be scheduled for the month of November. This meeting will take place in City Hall. I will email you once the dates are set.

I want all of you to know that your energy, spirit, enthusiasm and activism have energized all of us to move this program forward. Staff will work hard to continue to provide you with a quality grants program that celebrates the vibrant Oakland arts community. You deserve only the best.

Thank you and we will be in touch.
Kathy Littles

**Please note that all 08-09 contracts are due in the office by Monday, November 3, 2008, no extensions will be granted.

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