Vote for the Student Arts Fund: Support CWU Arts!

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Central Washington University has a tradition of strong programs in the Arts at local, regional, and national levels. The identified Arts programs in this proposal include: Dance, Fine Arts, Film and Video Studies (FVS), Music, Theatre Arts, and Creative Writing; currently residing in two Colleges (CAH and CEPS). These programs serve the equivalent of 880 FTES annual in course work, as well the entire student body and larger community in numerous Arts programs and activities annually. In light of recent State funding cuts,that have been impacting support in travel, arts production, and technology support for student arts programs, as well as reduction of funding for high profile Arts/Speaker Series, it is imperative that the students in our programs now seek support from the larger student body in supporting one of the pillars of student life at CWU-The Arts. 

This current petition will allow for the fee to show up on the Spring 2015 ballot from ASCWU and then the entire student body can vote for it. You are not voting for the fee at this juncture, just signing a petition to allow for this student fee to get on the ballot.

Currently, we estimate the fee to be $50 every quarter per student, which has the possibility to raise $1.2 million in STEAM funding for the arts at Central Washington University!!

The proposed Arts Fund has a management and disbursement strategy for long-term planning and assessment that will enhance the arts programming for all CWU students and the local community. The fee will only be assessed to full-time students, prorated to part-time students, who are recognized as attending the Ellensburg campus. CWU students from any campus will be admitted to any Arts program, provided by the constituents of this fund, free of charge. 

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