Monday, March 30, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

National Arts Action Summit Registration Check-In

Pre-Registered Attendees, On-Site Registration, and Nancy Hanks Lecture Ticket Pick-Up: Level 4 Foyer (M4)

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Orientation & Federal Landscape

Independence Ballroom (M4)

State Captain Briefing

Capitol/Congress Room (M4)

9:25 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Advocacy Training for Novice Attendees

Independence Ballroom (M4)

Legislative and Political Update for Advanced Attendees

Capitol/Congress Room (M4)

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Briefing on the National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Giving, and Education Policy

Independence Ballroom (M4)

10:50 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Facts and Figures to Make Your Case & Congressional Meeting Role-Play

Independence Ballroom (M4)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch

Independence Ballroom (M4)

1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Breakout Sessions on Policy Issues

Choose one of the following:

  1. Protecting the Arts in Higher Education: Chinatown Room (M3)
  2. Diving Deeper: K-12 Education Policy: Archives Room (M4)
  3. Supporting the Arts in Transit Projects: Judiciary Square Room (M3)
  4. Expanding Arts and Technology: Shaw/LeDroit Room (M3)
  5. Advancing Arts and Health: Capitol/Congress Room (M4)

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Choose one of the following:

  1. Supporting our Military and Veterans through the Arts: Capitol/Congress Room (M4)
  2. Strengthening the Arts and Juvenile Justice: Shaw/LeDroit Room (M3)
  3. The Latest in Tax Policy for Artists, Organizations, and Philanthropy: Archives Room (M4)
  4. Legislating the Creative Economy: Chinatown Room (M3)
  5. Supporting Cultural Exchange and Visas for International Artists: Judiciary Square Room (M3)

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Level 4 Foyer (M4)

2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Strategy Sessions

Choose one of the following:

  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Initiatives in Action: Independence Ballroom (M4)
  2. Strategies for Empowering Student and Youth Leaders in Advocacy: Capitol/Congress Room (M4)
  3. Working with Business Leaders: Why the Arts Matter to Companies and Communities: Shaw/LeDroit Room (M3)

3:35 p.m.

State Delegation Planning Time

State delegations will be assigned specific meeting rooms. Stay tuned for room assignments.

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund Reception and Fundraiser

Tulip Room (2nd Floor (One Level Above Lobby))

  • Stop by the Americans for the Arts Action Fund Resource Table during the day to sign up in advance. Minimum contribution of $50 to the Arts Action Fund is required. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided.
  • Special remarks by Congressional STEAM Caucus Co-Chair Representative Suzanne Bonamici, plus the Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert Lynch, and Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli.

6:00 p.m.

The 33nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater

  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • You must pick up your tickets prior to Lecture. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Marriott Marquis, Level Four Foyer (M4), 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Pre-registration required.)
  • Buses leave from Marriott Marquis to Kennedy Center, 4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (Lobby - L Street Entrance)
  • Buses leave from Kennedy Center to Marriott Marquis, 7:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m. (Front Entrance)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Congressional Arts Kick Off Event

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216

  • Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
  • Transportation to Capitol Hill not provided. Registrants will need to use taxi, ride sharing services, or Metrorail transportation to the Union Station Metro Stop (red line).
  • The 2020 Congressional Arts Leadership Award will be presented to Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA).
  • Featuring remarks by NEA Chairman Mary Anne Carter, NEH Chairman Jon Peede, and members of Congress.

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill Visits

  • State Captains lead team visits to Congressional Offices for their pre-scheduled appointments.

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