You can make a difference! Below are some of the ways Americans for the Arts is encouraging arts advocates to take action:

  • Make your voice heard. We are staying in contact with Congress and you should too. Join the Arts Action Fund to take political action. It’s FREE! We will send you alerts so you can respond to decision-makers fast. Please be sure to reach out to your friends and colleagues and ask them to join the Arts Action Fund for free today. We know that high volume responses matter. The more of us that respond when called to action the better.
     
  • Send a message to your Congressional delegation in support of the continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Action Center has a draft e-mail you can customize to send to your members of Congress--just enter your zip code to connect with your Representative and Senators.
     
  • Share the #SAVEtheNEA graphics through your social network channels.
     
  • Tell your local news that you support the arts. Use the Action Center's customizable "Letter to the Editor" to send to your message to your local media. Here is an example of an Op-Ed to a local media outlet.

  • Local and state arts agency leaders, create your own Statement on the Proposed Elimination of the NEA in the Federal Budget using this template. View the original statement that this is modeled on here.
     
  • Visit ArtsU for webinars and resources to help you Advocate for the Arts and Arts Education
     
  • Inform us of any specific actions impacting the arts in your community as a result of the President’s policies and executive orders.
     
  • Tell your story about the power of the arts! The former president of South Africa, F.W. DeKlerk, once told the U.S. Secretary of State that it was his cultural diplomacy visit to the U.S. that changed his ideas about a multiracial democracy. He subsequently released Nelson Mandela from prison and they began the country’s transformation.