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San Diego Arts Organizations Plan To Rally Against Proposed Funding Cuts

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A fountain in front of the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.

San Diego Arts Organizations Plan To Rally Against Proposed Funding Cuts

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Alan Ziter, co-chair, San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition

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Protest Details

What: Rise Up For The Arts rally to protest arts funding cuts in the proposed fiscal 2018 San Diego budget

When: Monday, May 8 from 7:30-9 a.m.

Where: Civic Center Plaza, 202 C Street in San Diego

San Diego arts organizations are planning to remind the city and its leaders why arts funding is important.

Arts groups including the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition and the San Diego Museum Council are participating in a rally beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday to protest arts funding cuts in the Mayor's proposed budget for fiscal 2018. The group will attend a City Council budget hearing which starts at 9 a.m.

Organizers said San Diego City Council members Lorie Zapf, Chris Ward and David Alvarez will also participate in the rally.

The proposed budget reduces arts funding by $4.7 million, almost a third of what the city currently spends.

Alan Ziter is the co-chair of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition, an organization that advocates for stable funding of the arts by the city. On Friday's Midday Edition, Ziter discusses how the cuts could impact local arts organizations.

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