Increase Funding for Arts and Culture
In 2010, San Antonians sought to increase investment in arts and cultural events. Our current estimates only capture public investment by the City of San Antonio, as the Arts and Culture Department captures all public investments in arts and culture. Nonetheless, we have seen IMPROVEMENT in funding despite a dip from 2010 to 2012, though we’re still not on track to reach our goal by 2020. We’ve also seen new public investments in public art in development projects like the forthcoming piece from Leticia Huerta in McAllister Park, the Convention Center Expansion projects, and the Department of Planning and Cultural Development’s commitment to creative placemaking in their SA Tomorrow comprehensive planning efforts.
Call to Action:
- Learn more about SA2020 arts and culture partners, then give your time, talent, energy, or dollars to one (or more).
- Encourage greater giving by investors beyond our local government.
- Be vocal about your support for the arts. Find your City Council Representative.
- Advocate for inclusion of arts in development projects.
- Visit Get Creative San Antonio for events and updates from the City of San Antonio.
Updated December 2016