This Week’s Update From Our Executive Director//

Dear NIAD Community, 

Congratulations. Together, we did it. 

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a budget avoiding most major cuts to Developmental Services, Education, and a host of human services that keep our families and communities thriving.

While no budget is perfect in a period of intersecting crises, this budget demonstrates hard work and communication between stakeholders, legislators, and government. It will provide best outcomes for our disability system in a moment when we are working harder than ever to reach NIAD artists with exceptional career and creative supports. 

If you are a family member or a community member who voiced your support for funding disability services, or if you are a legislator who took action for artists and disability community members, THANK YOU.

We’re not all the way there – NIAD is still working to fund continued services both onsite and offsite over the coming year – but we celebrate the combined voice of our community of support, and the powerful work we can do when we work together. 

Thank you,

Amanda Eicher

Executive Director, NIAD Art Center