Got Volunteerism for the Arts? August 6th

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Join Connect Florida on Friday, August 6th at 10:00 p.m at Louis (Gansevoort Hotel 2325 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) as they host a night of networking with Arts for Learning, Flagler Street Society, Friends of the Gusman and Zoetic Stage. Enjoy an open bar cocktail reception courtesy of Louis at the Gansevoort and silent auction while learning about our local South Florida Arts Charities.

A study conducted by the National Association of State Arts Agencies showed that in 2006, Florida's financial support of arts was ranked second in the country. This year it has fallen to 49th place in per capita spending for the arts, thanks to a 92 percent cut in State spending -- from over $30 million to less than $1 million -- 14 cents per person for the year. A chart that shows Florida’s funding for the arts can be seen here: http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100517/GRAPHICS02/100519777/2055/NEWS&template=graphics

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