Sign up to volunteer! Sep 11. 2011 | Comments (1)
We are hoping to collect 25,000 signatures of people who support the arts in Toronto. We are calling for Friends of the Arts volunteers to help collect petition signatures names at TIFF line-ups, during Nuit Blanche and at other arts events across the city.
If you are able to volunteer, please contact friendsoftheartsTO@gmail.com to inquire about the next volunteer training time ot to request additional information.
Toronto City Council is planning to make deep cuts to the city budget, and this puts arts and cultural funding at serious risk. Cutting the arts could be an economic and social catastrophe for Toronto: not only does the city achieve a huge return on a relatively small investment, but our vibrant arts scene is also a big part of what makes Toronto a great place to live, work and visit. To make certain this doesn't happen, we need your help.
Key Upcoming City decision dates:
September 19: Executive Committee meets to respond to core service review recommendations
September 26: City Council meets to review Executive Committee recommendations
*Friends of the Arts is a network of arts supporters including the following organizations: Arts Vote Toronto, Arts Etobicoke, BeautifulCity.ca, Business for the Arts, Creative Trust, Lakeshore Arts, Scarborough Arts, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Toronto Arts Foundation, Urban Arts.