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ACSO was founded in 1969 by a small group of orchestra managers to network with each other and to be an advocacy organization to help champion the creation of the California Arts Council. Today, our goal is to provide orchestras and the classical music community with information and resources to keep elected officials, community and business leaders and voters informed about the music programs that raise the quality of life for Californians.

Current Advocacy Alerts

Click to Take Action: February 12, 2018 - #SaveTheNEA
On February 12th, the President released his FY 2019 budget request. His request includes the termination of our nation's cultural grant-making agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Now is a critical moment in the process. Ask your congressional delegation for support of the NEA at least $150 million for FY 2018, and $155 million for FY 2019. 

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