Influencers set their priorities for Florida, Floridians

Miami Herald

June 18, 2018

“The state of Florida decimated its cultural budget during the last legislative session. In a time of budget increases, the arts budget was reduced from $25 million to $2.6 million. That 90 percent cut adversely affected museums, science centers, theaters and community organizations across the state that strive to improve the quality of life for Floridians and the tourism experiences for its visitors. Importantly, there is a multiplier effect for every dollar invested. So by slashing arts funding, our state’s leaders also managed to sabotage our economy.’’ – Xavier Cortada, artist in residence, FIU

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