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Arts Council of Northwest Florida

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

SAO reports to be issued soon

March 31, 2010

Spoke with assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille yesterday on his investigations into the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Marcille said the Arts Council investigation should be finished in the next…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Roll Tide, roll BOCC

January 8, 2010

While most of us were watching the BCS National Championship or, at least, getting ready to watch the game, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners made three big decisions: 1. As predicted in the IN’s Winners…

Escambia County Pensacola

Valentino to back new arts group

December 30, 2009

According to today’s PNJ, Commissioner Gene Valentino will introduce a resolution at the BOCC’s Jan. 7 meeting to cease funding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and will instead support giving the allocation to a new…


Buzz: missing credit card payments

December 22, 2009

We are hearing that artists and some of the smaller arts groups were using the Arts Council to process credit card payments and those payments had not been passed on to the artists and groups either.…

Escambia County

Arts Council finances are a mess

December 18, 2009

The problem with the Arts Council of Northwest Florida is not that it “over-allocated” funds. In documents received by the IN, it appears the arts organization was not giving its member organizations, which includes the Pensacola…

Escambia County

Valentino called for Arts Council audit

December 16, 2009

Spoke with another source close to the arts community who has given me a fuller picture of the financial issues surrounding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida. Commissioner Valentino had approached several business leaders to help…

Escambia County

Arts Council busted

December 16, 2009

For the past few weeks, there have been rumblings about the Arts Council of Northwest Florida. Member organizations were complaining about the lack of grants being distributed. Others wanted to know where all the money was…

Escambia County

Arts have $84M impact

August 31, 2009

The Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Americans for the Arts announced the local results from the Americans for the Arts, Arts & Economic Prosperity III, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts…