2016 Congressional Arts Handbook
Read the issue briefs to learn about the latest arts issues in Congress, check out your legislators voting records, and find the research to make your case.
Every Student Succeeds Act "Dear Colleague" Letter
- The Dear Colleague Letter is led by Reps. Bonamici, Curbelo, Clark, Stefanik
Congressional Committee Lists
Check these lists of key committees to see if your legislators play an important role in arts policy issues.
Find Your State Captain
- Review this list to find the State Captain for your state who will be setting up the schedule of congressional appointments for March 8 and leading your state's delegation.
If no captain is listed to attend Arts Advocacy Day this year, please contact Ellie Shingleton (202.371.2830 x2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on setting up your own congressional appointments.
The following 2015 National Endowment for the Arts grant lists (pdf) have been prepared in state and U.S. congressional district order. Please print out a copy of your state's report to bring to your hill visit on Arts Advocacy Day.
First time attending Arts Advocacy Day?
New to visiting Capitol Hill? We've put together some short videos to help you with the basics of the legislative process and meeting with your members of Congress.
Welcome and Introduction
Robert L. Lynch
President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Key Terms to Understanding the Legislative Process
Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts
Capitol Hill Visits and Logistics
Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education