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SCR-33 Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.(2019-2020)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33


Introduced by Senator Allen
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Chu)

March 21, 2019


Relative to Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 33, as introduced, Allen. Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.
This measure would designate April 2019, and every April thereafter, as Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Arts are not only an impressive and important agent for economic development, but also impact societal issues that include health, corrections, housing, immigration, veterans, transportation and education; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative for all children and youth in the state to have access to arts education in their schools; and
WHEREAS, California is the fifth largest economy in the world, with a creative economy totaling $407.1 billion in 2017; and
WHEREAS, California employs a higher number of people in creative industries, such as architecture, entertainment, fashion, media, and publishing, than any other state in the nation, according to the 2018 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California; and
WHEREAS, In a state as diverse as California, the arts serve to give voice to our many communities, spark individual creativity, foster empathy and understanding, spur civic engagement, and serve as a continual source of personal enrichment, inspiration, and growth; and
WHEREAS, State support for the arts, arts education, and cultural institutions is crucial in order to achieve equitable access to the arts throughout California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes April 2019, as a significant time to recognize and celebrate the arts, culture, and creativity of all Californians; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature designates April 2019, and every April thereafter, as Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.