Reinstating the Historic Preservation Tax Credit
In 2011, Governor Snyder eliminated all of the states' tax credit and replaced them with the Corporate Income Tax. This left a huge hole for preserving our historic resources in Michigan.
Senator Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City) and Representative Ben Frederick (R-Owosso)have introduced legislation that would restore the historic preservation tax credit.
We are asking our legislators to support SB 54 and HB 4100!
To read the legislation click here
Increased Funding for Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA)
The Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs was created in 1991 by Executive Order of Governor John Engler to maintain and nurture the states' cultural and artistic riches.
In Fiscal Year 2019, the council award 1,053 grants in 76 counties across Michigan. MCACA recieves $10,815,000 from appropriations in the state budget. This is down from its highest point of $30M. We are seeking to restore the funding to previous levels.
To learn more about MCACA
ADVOCACY TOOL KIT
Help the Cultural Advocacy Network by sending an email to your legislator. You can use the template below as a guide.
Dear (Add Legislator Name)
My name is (add name) and I (add whether you participate in a cultural organization or what your connection to the arts and cultural community). COVID-19 has had a devastating impacts on so many aspects of our lives, including our cultural organizations. As our lives get back to normal slowly, our communities will want to ensure that their festivals, libraries and museums will reopen. We will need the help of the state of Michigan to continue to support these organizations through the appropriations process by supporting the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs for FY 21.
ADD PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PROGRAM IN YOUR COMMUNITY here.
We are strongly encouraging you to continue to fund the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs at the FY 19-20 level of $10,150,000. This funding supports more than 1000 programs across almost every county in the state.