Action Fund E-News - Vol 2, 2008  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Presidential Candidates Speak Out for the Arts
•  Congressional Hearing Draws Crowds in Support of the Arts
•  Arts Advocacy Day Highlights
•  In The News
Shaping Federal Arts Policy
•  Improving Visa Process for Foreign Guest Artists
•  Arts Luncheon Draws Key Congressional Leaders
•  Sen. Patrick Leahy Receives Award for Congressional Arts Leadership
Supporting Arts Advocacy in States and Cities
•  Spiral Jetty Sculpture Protected from Oil Drilling in Utah
•  Arts Leaders Fight Cuts in State and Local Arts Budgets
PAC Update
•  Fundraising Update
Upcoming Events
•  Save the Dates

 

Spiral Jetty Sculpture Protected from Oil Drilling in Utah

Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork Spiral Jetty was in danger from proposed exploratory drilling in Utah’s Great Salt Lake earlier this year.

Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork Spiral Jetty was in danger from proposed exploratory drilling in Utah’s Great Salt Lake earlier this year. Americans for the Arts, the Dia Foundation, and arts advocates worldwide responded with more than 3,100 e-mails and letters and more than 300 phone calls during the public comment period for the drilling application. And our efforts paid off! A buffer zone has now been created and conversations with Utah state officials for long-term preservation of the sculpture are underway.


A view of Spiral Jetty as seen from Rozel Point in Utah.
Photo by Soren Harward.