July’s Monthly TAM Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July’s Monthly TAM Meeting is Social Meeting – Come network with your fellow museum professionals. Since the first Friday of the month is the 4th of July, we have pushed the date to the second Friday, July 11th.

Date: Friday, July 11

Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Bodega Kitchen & Wine, located within St Philips Plaza, Suite #164

TAM will have a reserved room

Blue Star Museums

Many of TAM’s member museums and institutions are 2014 Blue Star Museums, including: Arizona History Museum, Arizona State Museum, Postal History Foundation, Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tohono Chul, and the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

June 2014 Monthly TAM Meeting

June’s monthly meeting will be held at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

3:30pm – 4:00pm Brief Tour of the Museum                                    4:00pm – 5:00pm Business Meeting
See you there!
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. – See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#sthash.eEDdA9lo.dpuf
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. – See more at: http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#sthash.eEDdA9lo.dpuf

Help Save a Historic Landmark at the Vail Neighborhood Celebration!
Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Colossal Cave Mountain Park & Vail Preservation Society invite you to join us.

The Park is hosting a neighborhood celebration, while at the same time trying to save the old Post Office and revitalize the Vail Town Center. Everyone is welcome! (Vailites–from the 85641 and 85747 Zip Codes–may enter the Park at no charge, and even better, buy or renew Annual Park Use Passes at half price! Please bring drivers license or utility bill) We’ll have Vail Pioneers to talk to, games for the kids, music, a terrific raffle (using mailboxes from the old Post Office!), and more. Please plan to join us and help us save Vail’s heritage!

Vail Post Office, 1937

2014 International Museum Day is May 18th!

Show your support for the museums of Tucson and Southern Arizona! May 18, 2014, is International Museum Day – the perfect opportunity to explore the diverse collections of any one of our many excellent member museums. Baja Arizona is home to state-of-the-art observatories, botanical gardens, Native American artifacts and so much more – take part in this global movement to celebrate culture and community! The theme for 2014 is Museum Collections Make Connections!

Many museums will be offering discounts and special programming – see our directory to plan your visit!

May 2014 TAM Meeting

May’s TAM Meeting is a Social Meeting – come and network with your fellow museum professionals, share ideas on collaborative projects, and support a wonderful local business! Look for the table with the ‘Welcome TAM’ sign!

When: Friday, May 2nd, 4:00pm – 5:00pm   Where: Cafe Passe, 415 N. 4th Avenue

City Proposes to Cut TPAC Budget by 75% .. Find Out What You Can Do!

 

City Proposes to Cut TPAC
Funds by 75 Percent

April 4, 2014



THE SITUATION

The City of Tucson Manager’s draft budget for 2014/15 proposes cutting funding for the arts by 75 percent. These suggested cuts come in the wake of a 45 percent decrease in public sector funding for the arts since 2007.

If the proposed budget is accepted, per capita funding in Tucson and Pima County will total around 20 cents per person, down from the current amount of 64 cents per person. The national average by comparison is $5.44 per capita.

THE IMPACT

  • Less Arts Funding: The proposed cuts would severely compromise TPAC’s ability to support a local arts sector that is striving to bring rich arts programming into our communities.
  • Reduced National Support: TPAC’s ability to continue attracting major funding from national sources to help sustain our arts sector may be jeopardized if TPAC cannot show that sufficient local support for the arts exists.
  • Compromised Services: TPAC’s capacity to feed the development of our cultural community will be weakened, as it is less able to provide the essential services to our arts providers that allow them to stay current and competitive on a national level.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Non-profit arts alone generate $87.7 million in annual revenue for Tucson and Pima County and the combined non-profit and for-profit creative industries create some 9,000 jobs. An important engine of economic growth, the arts depend on public sector support to thrive. Passage of a cut to arts funding in May will diminish the ability of the arts to remain a cornerstone of economic vitality, educational achievement and community identity.

The arts have been pivotal to Downtown Tucson’s redevelopment. As Tucson looks to position itself as a hub of innovation and draw in new industry—as well as grow its tourism—it needs a vibrant arts sector more than ever.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

1) Show Up on April 8th and April 23rd and tell the City Council that you:

  • Reject the City budget proposal
  • Support arts funding for the Tucson Pima Arts Council at $1.00 per capita

Meetings start at 5.30 PM and take place in the Mayor and Council Chambers, City Hall, 255 W. Alameda Street. To confirm dates/times, please visit: http://www.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mcdocs

2) Write or call your elected officials and tell them:

  • To reject the City budget proposal
  • To support arts funding for TPAC at $1.00 per capita

Please send a copy to each Council Member, the City Manager and the City Clerk’s office. (SEE CONTACT LIST BELOW.) We would be grateful if you would also copy TPAC at info@tucsonpimaartscouncil.org or fax 520-624-3001.

3) Tell your friends! Please share this email and like our Facebook page. Help us spread the word.

4) Keep checking our website and/or facebook page for updates.

LIST OF GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild 
City Hall, 10th Floor
255 W. Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-791-4201 | Email: mayor1@tucsonaz.gov

Richard Miranda
City Manager
City Hall, 10th Floor
255 W. Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-791-4204 | Email: citymanager@tucsonaz.gov

Regina Romero
Council Member, Ward I
940 W. Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-791-4040 | Fax: 520-791-5393 | E-Mail: ward1@tucsonaz.gov

Paul Cunningham
Council Member, Ward II
7575 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520-791-4687 | Fax: 520-791-5380 | Email: ward2@tucsonaz.gov

Karin Uhlich
Council Member
Northside Council Office, Ward III
1510 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-791-4711 | FAX: 520-791-5391 | E-Mail: ward3@tucsonaz.gov

Shirley Scott
Council Member, Southeast Ward IV
8123 E. Poinciana, Tucson, AZ 85730
Phone: 520-791-3199 | Fax: 520-791-4717 | Email: ward4@tucsonaz.gov

Richard Fimbres
Council Member, Southside Ward V
4300 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85714
Phone: 520-791-4231 | Fax: 520-791-3188 | Email: Richard.Fimbres@tucsonaz.gov

Steve Kozachik
Council Member, Midtown Ward VI
3202 East 1st Street, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-791-4601 | Fax: 520-791-3211 | Email: ward6@tucsonaz.gov

City Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 27210, Tucson, AZ  85726-7210
Phone: 520-791-4213 | Fax: 520-791-4017 | Email: cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov

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