Arts Advocacy Events

Getting the Word Out
National events on behalf of theatre and other arts
Events such as Arts Advocacy Day (photo) underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts in the U.S. Advocacy event
  • Arts Advocacy Day each March brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations, along with nearly 500 grassroots advocates representing 45 states across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.
    • March 20-21, 2017 is the date for Arts Advocacy Day 2017. Hosted by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by 85+ national arts organizations, the 30th Annual Arts Advocacy Day will be the largest gathering of its kind. Advocates from America’s cultural and civic organizations will meet in Washington, DC with members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. AACT is a co-sponsor of this event. 
    • Click here for a two-page handout on the importance of community theatre, for use in this and other arts advocacy activities.
    • More information: www.americansforthearts.org/events/arts-advocacy-day
  • National Arts & Humanities Month is a nationwide collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, it is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives. You can find a National Arts & Humanities Month event in your local area, or you can create an event and invite others to attend.
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