become an advocate and take action!
As an advocate, you can use local media outlets to disseminate the facts and your opinions about the importance of the arts in your community. Use the Arts Action Center to determine who your local, state, and federal elected representatives are, how to contact them, and how to communicate with them effectively.
Our new website contains two key datasets: The 2012 National Arts Index delivers a 2010 score of the health and vitality of the arts nationwide, while the Local Arts Index allows the vitality of individual communties to be pinpointed.
2012 Congressional Arts Handbook
Americans for the Arts has compiled detailed briefs on many of the issues arts and arts education advocates will be facing in 2012. Topics include NEA funding, strengthening arts education, and tax reform.
This national study, released at the 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in June 2012, demonstrates that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities–a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism.