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EVENTS


Environment Day at the Arizona Capitol      
February 3, 2021

Join hundreds of advocates from throughout Arizona in meeting with state legislators to promote environmental protection and justice, climate action, lands and wildlife conservation, flowing rivers, democracy, and more, as well as to lobby on specific bills such as the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund.

Arizona Arts Congress Online       
February 22-26, 2021
Arts and culture advocates, patrons, educators business people and arts leaders gather on one day each year at the State Capitol, while the Arizona State Legislature is meeting to speak directly to their state legislators about the importance of support for arts and culture in our state.    Arizona Citizens for the Arts provides you with training materials and talking points for your meetings with legislators. This is the one special day of the year when arts supporters come from all around the state to be seen and heard at the Capitol.


Museum Advocacy Day   
February 22-23, 2021
The training for advocates will be conducted via Zoom on Monday, February 22, 2021 and appointments with congressional representatives will take place via an online platform or conference call on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
MAA is a proud supporter of Museum Advocacy Day.


Humanities Advocacy Day    
March 10, 2021
Advocates will visit Members of Congress or their staff with state-based delegations. Prior to meeting participants will be introduced to their advocacy group via email and receive advocacy training resources and profiles of the Members of Congress whose offices they will visit.  

Americans for the Arts  National Arts Action Summit    

April 5-9, 2021

The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event giving grassroots advocates crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice during Arts Advocacy Week (April 12-16) in meetings with elected officials. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration with dozens of national, state, and local organizational Partners, the National Arts Action Summit and Arts Advocacy Week is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations.    





RESOURCES

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

This website includes extensive information about advocating for the arts, the impact of the arts in Arizona, the importance of arts education for Arizona’s children and more.


Building Public Value for the Arts in Arizona: Advocacy, Promotion and Audience Engagement

A publication of the Arizona Commission on the Arts  designed to help artists, arts organizations and schools effectively communicate the value of their work and the importance of public funding for the arts with elected officials, community leaders, parents, donors, school board members and the public.    Can be downloaded for free.   Print copies are also available from the Commission.


American Alliance of Museums  

The American Association of Museum's Advocacy webpages includes advocacy alerts, policy issues and how to "advocate from anywhere".


Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts serves, advances and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.


National Humanities Alliance

The NHA advocates for the humanities on the national, state, and local levels. Member organizations receive legislative updates, advocacy training, and key information on the impact of humanities funding. These resources allow them to mobilize their constituencies to become effective advocates.

National Humanities Alliance Advocacy Guide
Identifies goals for meetings and ways to prepare in advance, tips on what to expect when meeting with representatives, senators, and their staff members, and offers suggestions for following up and building long-term relationships.  
 

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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