Economic impact of arts and culture to be announced Wednesday

06.4.2007 by AndrĂ© Natta · → 2 Comments

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The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham sent e-mails out late last week announcing a press conference that will take place on Wednesday morning, June 6, at 10 a.m.

They are asking those interested to meet in the Children’s Zoo section of the Birmingham Zoo to hear how Jefferson County is impacted by arts and culture. The results of an independent survey will be shared with the general public. The Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and the state tourism office are all listed on the announcement for the press conference.

The pending announcement is one of several initiatives that the Cultural Alliance has undertaken in recent months to demonstrate their importance to the community. Other activities have included a letter-writing campaign to the county commission asking for reconsideration of reduction of funding. They have also provided information to interested citizens so they may contact the state legislature to support maintaining and/or improving financial support for the arts becoming an arts advocate.

That last effort includes this page created on their website that provides information necessary to contact the appropriate elected officials.

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