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.
For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.