So, what is the National Arts Action Summit?
The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event giving you the opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice on Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington, DC to meet with their Members of Congress to garner support for issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
On Monday, March 4, 2019, hundreds of arts advocates from across the country convened for interactive advocacy training and peer-to-peer learning and networking. That evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Then, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, after the Congressional Arts Kick Off, advocates met with their U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to share their stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in their communities.
Why should I attend the National Arts Action Summit?
- Networking with your fellow arts advocates from across the country and go on congressional visits led by State Captains.
- Learning the latest research facts and figures on the arts to help make your case.
- Strategizing with experienced advocates during an interactive role play session on how to make the case for the arts and arts education to your Members of Congress.