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Fund SB 1116 and Invest in Arts Workers

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We request that approximately $12 million in unexpended funds in the Nonprofit Performing Arts (NPPA) Grants program be used to launch a pilot of the Equitable Payroll Fund. This innovative bill is “arts funding for arts workers” which ensures California state arts funding only goes to payroll in the live arts, not capital expenses.

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Press Release

WE DID IT!

SACRAMENTO – Supporting economic growth and opportunity, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the signing of legislation to boost small businesses and encourage employee entrepreneurship.

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Press Release

Arts Advocates to Join Senator Portantino to Urge Governor to Sign SB 1116

California legislators, artist labor unions, performing arts employers, arts advocates, and Hollywood stars will be come together during a press conference to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to invest in arts jobs and prevent the demise of more non-profit performing arts organizations by signing Senate Bill 1116 into law. SB 1116, which was authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino to establish the Equitable Payroll Fund for the nonprofit arts sector, passed out of both houses of the Legislature and is heading to the Governor’s desk for signature.

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Call to Action

It’s #SB1116 The Musical!

Thank You to Sen. Anthony Portantino for authoring this bill, and to Actors Equity Association for partnering with us to make it happen! Let's save the arts in California!

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Who Supports SB 1116?

  • Actors’ Equity Association (Co-Sponsor)
  • Theatre Producers of Southern California (Co-Sponsor)
  • 5-Star Theatricals
  • Alliance of Desert Theatres
  • Arts for LA
  • Ballet22
  • Box Tales Theatre Company
  • CASA 0101
  • California Arts Advocates
  • California Labor Federation
  • Californians For the Arts
  • Celebration Theatre
  • Center Stage Theater
  • Chance Theater
  • City Garage
  • Company of Angels Theatre
  • Dezart Performs
  • Dramatic Women
  • El Teatro Campensino
  • French Festival
  • Ghost Road Company
  • IAMA Theatre Company
  • Initiative for New and Reimagined Work
  • International City Theatre
  • Lobero Theatre Foundation
  • New American Theatre
  • New Los Angeles Repertory Company
  • Ojai Playwrights Conference
  • Open Fist Theatre Company
  • Opera Santa Bárbara
  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions
  • Playwrights’ Arena
  • Rogue Artists Ensemble
  • Rogue Machine Theatre
  • San Jose Arts Advocates
  • Selah Dance Collective
  • Sierra Madre Playhouse
  • Skylight Theater
  • Solo Opera
  • Teatro Vision
  • Theatre West
  • Theatre Unleashed
  • The Road Theatre Company
  • Victory Theatre Center
  • Actors’ Equity Association (Co-Sponsor)
  • Theatre Producers of Southern California (Co-Sponsor)
  • 5-Star Theatricals
  • Alliance of Desert Theatres
  • Arts for LA
  • Ballet22
  • Box Tales Theatre Company
  • CASA 0101
  • California Arts Advocates
  • California Labor Federation
  • Californians For the Arts
  • Celebration Theatre
  • Center Stage Theater
  • Chance Theater
  • City Garage
  • Company of Angels Theatre
  • Dezart Performs
  • Dramatic Women
  • El Teatro Campensino
  • French Festival
  • Ghost Road Company
  • IAMA Theatre Company
  • Initiative for New and Reimagined Work
  • International City Theatre
  • Lobero Theatre Foundation
  • New American Theatre
  • New Los Angeles Repertory Company
  • Ojai Playwrights Conference
  • Open Fist Theatre Company
  • Opera Santa Bárbara
  • Ophelia’s Jump Productions
  • Playwrights’ Arena
  • Rogue Artists Ensemble
  • Rogue Machine Theatre
  • San Jose Arts Advocates
  • Selah Dance Collective
  • Sierra Madre Playhouse
  • Skylight Theater
  • Solo Opera
  • Teatro Vision
  • Theatre West
  • Theatre Unleashed
  • The Road Theatre Company
  • Victory Theatre Center

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