by Patricia Frischer
|Brigid Parsons and Carolyn Grant|
|Bill Kilpatrick playing to please the crowd|
|Naomi Nussbaum enjoying the terrific tidbits|
|Patricia Frischer greeting Heidi Rufeh and her daughter Jiela both showing their encaustic paintings at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad until May 12.|
Patricia Frischer gave updates on NCAN and encouraged everyone to check
their directory listing and update if needed. PLUS please list their events remembering to add images. She announced that the next networking event would be in the summer and NCAN is looking for a volunteer organization to host. This is a great chance to get your facility noticed and appreciated.
|Robert Arends, Public Relations Manager and Jenn Davies Director of Cultural Tourism for the San Diego Tourism Authority|
You also need to send press releases to PR@sandiego.org. And these need to be geared to get their attention by mentioning little known gems, or major events.They also explained the many ways they promote their members ($550 annual fee). On their site there are the top things to do for any one week, guides to the good stuff, a special report on arts districts in the North East.
We could find nothing on the north coastal arts and culture although they list 9 other art districts in the city of San Diego including North East. .Almost all of their funding comes from the city of SD.. They have the usual social media sites including instagrams and blogs.There are sections with videos on;
North County Coastal
Unfortunately Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk was not able to attend but did send a printed handout about help on reporting tax benefits for arts organizations. His tips were 1.Call his office for help 619.531.5763 as every case is unique, 2. If you are an approved 501(c)3 you can receive welfare exemptions. 3. Get an organizational clearance certificate from the CA State Board of Equalization at http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/welfareclainforms.htm 4. Property owners and renters can receive property tax relief if those properties are used exclusively for non-profit activities. We have lots of questions about this so maybe Mr. Dronenburg will come to another meeting to clarify his tips.
|Corky Lang, President of the San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association|