Advocacy and Legislative Training Day: March 4, 2019
Over 500 advocates from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico met for a full day of briefings and trainings on the latest legislative developments, facts and figures, and resources to make their case for the arts.
During the lunch program, Americans for the Arts Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education, Narric Rome, hosted a conversation with Alexis Porter, Senior Director for Brand Creative and Communications at LIFEWTR. During this conversation, Alexis announced LIFEWTR's commitment to making every day vibrant by infusing creativity into schools across the U.S., reaching 10 million students through school and community beautification projects and arts education programming as part of its continued collaboration with Scholastic. Read more about LIFEWTR's arts education work here.
Be sure to check out the 2019 Nancy Hanks Lecture on Art and Public Policy, held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the evening of March 4, 2019.
Arts Advocacy Day and the Congressional Arts Kick-Off: March 5, 2019
The Congressional Arts Kick-Off marks the official start of the Arts Advocacy Day events on Capitol Hill. At this event, members of Congress, artists, and other esteemed guests energized and encouraged attendees to be bold advocates for the arts. After the Congressional Arts Kick-Off, advocates met with their U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, and congressional staff to discuss federal legislative issues, share their arts stories, and build relationships. This year, advocates had over 300 face-to-face meetings with Congressional leaders and staff. Be sure to watch the speeches below made at this year's Congressional Arts Kick-Off.
View all the speeches from Arts Advocacy Day on the Americans for the Arts YouTube channel.
Tools & Resources
- 2019 Congressional Arts Handbook
- Summary of Congressional Asks
- Legislative Training Presentations
See our photos from the National Arts Action Summit on Flickr!
National Arts Action Summit - Day 1
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