Kingsley Lecture Series

Why is Arts Funding Such a Battle?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
1:15 PM

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Funding for the arts has continued to decrease since the recession of 2008, despite increased economic gains. Dr. Steve Winlock and Dennis Mangers will discuss the difficulties of arts funding from their unique perspectives, plus the overlaps, conflicts, and difficulties in their respective areas.Afterward, they will field questions from attendees who have concerns, ideas, or suggestions.

Dr. Steve Winlock is the executive director of the Sacramento County Office of Education, School of Education; the chair of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission; and the lead of Sacramento County’s Arts Consortium. He will bringhis perspectives to explain how funding is obtained, how results are measured, and what the future holds for the consortium and the commission.

Dennis Mangers has been a professional singer, an elementary school teacher and principal, a corporate executive, a state assemblyman, a trade association president, and a lobbyist. He retired professionally in 2010 after serving as senior advisor to Senator Darrell Steinberg during his first year as President Pro Tem of the Senate,but came out of retirement in 2016 to work pro bono as strategic advisor for arts and culture to Mayor Darrell Steinberg.


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$5 student/youth
$12 nonmembers

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