Hundreds of arts advocates from across the country will convene in Washington D.C. on March 20-21, 2017 for Americans for the Arts’ 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day. ArtsWestchester staff members will be among those attending in order to learn how to strengthen advocacy efforts for the arts in Westchester County.
Arts Advocacy Day brings a wide range of cultural organizations together to network and receive advocacy training from professionals in the field. On day two, attendees will have the opportunity to use their new training and meet with their congressional representatives to discuss timely issues, such as arts education policies and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. During a time when funding for the arts is uncertain, Arts Advocacy Day provides a great platform for advocates to share their stories and explain to their representatives why the arts are important to their lives, schools, and communities.
Want your voice to be heard? Register today as an organization or individual to make sure your representatives hear why the arts play an important role in your community.
Can’t make it to D.C.? Be sure to sign Americans for the Arts’ national petition to show your support for the arts in America. Click here to sign the petition.
Lauren Brady, Programs Assistant at ArtsWestchester, began her career with ArtsWestchester in Summer 2016. In the Programs Department, she assists with grant processes and maintains relationships with ArtsWestchester’s cultural member organizations. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management from the College of Charleston.