Friday, January 22, 2021

Join Americans for the Arts, organizational partners, and hundreds of advocates April 5-9, 2021 for the National Arts Action Summit. Over these five days, advocates will gain a depth of knowledge from policy experts at Americans for the Arts and many organizational Partners in an all-virtual setting.  

  • Learn compelling up-to-the-minute data, the latest in arts policy, and how to effectively engage decisionmakers to support the arts, arts education, the creative economy, the arts and COVID relief, and much, much more! 
  • With over a dozen live sessions, networking opportunities, and innovative ways to connect, you'll be able to engage in this important work from the safety of your home.
  • You will also be able to watch a recording of these webinars whenever you like to refresh your understanding of the issues. 

The new year has brought immense change to our country—a new Presidential Administration as well as dozens of new members of Congress have begun their work this month to represent you. By presenting a thoughtful unified message to these decisionmakers, you can ensure your voice is heard when Congress considers issues like the budget, infrastructure, taxes, and job creation throughout the year. The National Arts Action Summit will equip advocates to share data and authentic stories about the impact of the arts in their communities to educate federal decisionmakers about why supporting the arts and culture sector is essential. The arts are bipartisan. The arts make an impact in every community nationwide. We need you to tell your elected officials why the arts are essential to you, your family, and your state. Join us virtually April 5-9 to learn how to make the case for the arts in 2021. 

For the first time, Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to those interested in attending the virtual 2021 National Arts Action Summit. 

Leaders of color, leaders with disabilities, and/or individuals whose rural-based organizations directly serve the needs of communities where access to the arts is limited are encouraged to submit a request for scholarship. Visit the National Arts Action Summit page for an in-depth list of opportunities.  

Scholarships are available to request beginning Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Request a scholarship here! You must be logged in and have an account with Americans for the Arts to access the request form. The deadline to request scholarships is Friday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Individuals may request multiple scholarship opportunities they would like to be considered for, but selected recipients will be awarded only one scholarship. Priority will be given to members of Americans for the Arts. If you have questions regarding scholarships, please contact Jerelle Jenkins. For questions regarding your membership status, please write to [email protected] or call (202) 371-2830 to speak with our membership staff.