The importance of the advocate in shaping public policy cannot be overstated. The resources below are provided to equip the arts community with tools and information to conduct effective advocacy. Remember… nobody can tell your story better than you.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Americans for the Arts
“A country without an expectation of minimal artistic literacy, without a basic structure by which the artists among us can be awakened and given the choice of following their talents and a way to get to be great at what they do, is a country that is not actually as great as it could be. And a country without the capacity to nurture artistic greatness is not being a great country. It is a service to our country, and sometimes it is heroic service to our country, to fight for the United States of America to have the capacity to nurture artistic greatness.”
~ Rachel Maddow, speaking at Jacob’s Pillow