Arizona Arts Congress
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.
February 22-23, 2021
Unite with museum colleagues from across the country as one voice to reaffirm our value, collective contributions, and aspirations. Get the information and insights you need to effectively speak up for museums. Network with peers from your region, hear from federal agency and nonprofit leaders and build your own professional skills. Gain advocacy strategies and techniques you can use on Capitol Hill, with your city council and state legislators, and with local and regional funders.
The National Arts Action Summit will take place on March 30-31, 2020 in Washington, DC. The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event bringing together arts advocates from across the country. Attendees will attend a full day of advocacy training to learn the latest research and legislative arts priorities from the experts on Monday, March 30. That evening, The Nancy Hanks Lecture at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is sure to inspire and motivate advocates. The following day, March 31, is Arts Advocacy Day when advocates take their passion, knowledge, and stories to Capitol Hill for meetings with their congressional leaders. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.
This year’s event will provide an opportunity to connect with a growing number of humanities advocates from around the country. During our Annual Meeting, we will explore approaches to year-round advocacy on college campuses and in local communities, while also preparing for Capitol Hill visits. On Humanities Advocacy Day, we will visit House and Senate offices to make a persuasive case for federal funding for the humanities.
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.
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.
The American Association of Museum's Advocacy webpages includes advocacy alerts, policy issues and how to "advocate from anywhere".
Americans for the Arts serves, advances and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
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.