Arts Advocacy Curated Resources:

The Advocate Hub

Arts Action Center - Find and contact your legislators and track key legislation on the arts and arts education.

Legislative Issue Center - The Latest Information About Legislation Affecting the Arts

State Arts Action Network—Learn more about the arts advocacy leaders in your state.

State Arts Appropriations– How much does your state budget for the arts?


Time to lace up your boots and champion the arts and arts education effectively to both sides of the aisle.

Know Your Facts

The Congressional Arts Handbook is compiled annually to support the work of participants at Arts Advocacy Day, organized by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by more than 85 national organizations, representing thousands of arts, culture, business, civic, and education organizations and individuals nationwide. Within this handbook, you will find a plethora of resources including facts, figures, related legislation, research, talking points, and more to help inform you on the major policy issues we are working to positively impact.

Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports provide a research-based approach to understanding the scope and economic importance of the arts in America.

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV.  Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations act as economic drivers - creating an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of our tourism industry. This study documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry, and their audiences, in strengthening our nation’s economy.

Public Opinion Poll: Arts Education & Government Arts Funding. Americans for the Arts, with the help of Ipsos Public Affairs, surveyed 3,020 American adults in December 2015 on topics such as support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging in the arts, and if/how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

The Top Ten Reasons to support the Arts (ArtsBlog by Randy Cohen, VP of Research)

Know Your Advocacy Story

Making the Case from the Arts Education Navigator E-book Series (page 28 onward) 

Why our Schools Need the Arts – Jessica Hoffman Davis (see page 99)

Arts Advocacy Best Practices with Senator Stan Rosenberg (ArtsU Webinar series)

Know How to Continue Your Advocacy at Home

Mobilizing Support from the Arts Education Navigator E-book Series (page 20 onward)

Join your State Arts Advocacy Organization

Register to vote 

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