Are you ready to advocate for our arts economy? There are many ways to get involved and ensure a unified voice in support of these important cultural assets.
Upcoming Advocacy Events and Actions
Sign up for Arts Advocacy Office Hours on Thursday Afternoons
Do you have questions about arts advocacy? Are there arts community needs that you want to make sure we take to elected officials? Beginning October 27, you can sign up for a private arts advocacy meeting with Morgan Kasprowicz, manager of research and special projects, during new advocacy office hours! Office hours are offered on Thursday afternoons from 3-4 p.m., and offered in 15-minute appointment increments.
If you're not sure what to discuss with Morgan, here are some topics to get you started:
- Quality of life or other concerns and issues for artists
- Resource or community needs for arts administrators and small organizations
- Things you want funders or policy makers to know
- Advice or brainstorming on advocacy within your organization
- Current arts policy efforts -- locally or nationally -- and the Arts Council's work in the advocacy space
Contact your legislators
Writing your elected officials is often the easiest -- and most effective -- way individuals can influence change. Want more funding to go to the arts? Worried about the lack of state-supported arts education?
Whenever there's a key arts-related issue up for a legislative vote, we'll make sure to keep you updated on this page and provide you with the help you need. You'll have access to sample letters to send, talking points for phone calls, and a timeline so you know when to best contact your representatives and let them know the arts are important to you.
Aren't sure who your elected officials are? We've created a helpful tool to help you find which politicians serve your district. Click on the link below, fill in your home street address and zip code, and then press enter to receive a full list of all of your city, county, and state representatives, including phone numbers and physical addresses.
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