state arts action network
Mike Latvis is the Director of Public Policy at ArtServe Michigan, providing leadership, strategic direction, and implementation of the organization’s arts, culture and arts education advocacy efforts. He develops advocacy campaigns and public policy initiatives to build support for the arts, artists, arts education, and cultural activities within the Michigan Legislature, State Executive Office and U.S. Congress. He also regularly contributes to discussions, forums and texts that promote the importance of high quality diverse arts and cultural activities in Michigan communities. Latvis joined ArtServe Michigan in 2007.
Mike serves as Americans for the Arts state advocacy captain in Michigan and is a member of its nationwide State Arts Action Network Council. He is currently leading ArtServe’s grassroots campaign to restore arts and cultural program funding for the state arts council in the 2011 budget. Latvis is also working to build support for long-term sustainable funding strategies for arts, culture and arts education in Michigan, and efforts to establish new leadership for the Arts and Culture Caucus.