Local Arts Rapid Response Toolkit

When you face a funding cut, you need to be able to take swift and efficient action to mitigate the situation—mobilize your advocates, create your message, and implement your strategy. To simplify this process for you, we have developed this ever-expanding Local Arts Rapid Response Toolkit to provide you with current information and key messaging, communications and advocacy strategies, and the research you need to make the case.

YouthARTS® Toolkit

The YouthARTS® site is designed to give arts agencies, juvenile justice agencies, social service organizations, and other community-based organizations detailed information about how to plan, run, provide training, and evaluate arts programs for at-risk youth. The site is no longer updated but serves as an archive for the original now out of printed toolkit developed in 1998.

pARTnership Movement Toolkits

The pARTnership Movement is an initiative designed to reach business leaders with the message that partnering with the arts can build their competitive advantage. A series of toolkits designed to provide tips and starting points for arts organizations seeking to foster partnerhips with businesses lives on the site. Topics include creating partnerships with small and mid-size businesses, working with volunteers, bringing the arts to the workplace, and more.