National Arts Action Summit Partners

The National Arts Action Summit and Arts Advocacy Week rely on strength in numbers.
We are all stronger together, and we would love to have your organization as a Partner.

This year has brought unprecedented hurdles to the arts, humanities, and creative economy in America. The challenges have been many, but we have seen leaders and coalitions from throughout the creative sector—some of which hadn’t contacted Congress, or even existed until this year—step in with thoughtful, nimble strategies to aid individual creative workers and organizations, arts venues, local and state arts organizations, and so many more. We are grateful for your hard work and are inspired by the surge of advocacy during this pandemic.

The National Arts Action Summit, which will be held virtually April 5-9, 2021, is a multi-day digital event bringing together arts advocates from across the country. The following week—April 12-16—will be Arts Advocacy Week, when advocates will meet with their congressional leaders bringing their passion, knowledge, and stories to advance policy. 

By presenting a thoughtful unified message to members of Congress during Arts Advocacy Week, Partners can ensure that their priorities and members are heard when Congress considers issues like the budget, COVID-19 recovery, infrastructure, taxes, and job creation throughout the year. In 2020 we saw more pro-arts policy advanced in the legislative process than ever before—a direct result of this coalition’s efforts. For 2021, we are determined to expand the Partners coalition further than ever to meet the policy and legislative challenges before our sector and workforce. 

We’re also introducing more ways for you and your organization to invest in this unified work. Your organization can now join the National Arts Action Summit at one of the following four levels that fits your budget, resources, and priorities: 

  • Ally
  • Supporter
  • Contributor
  • Investor

See the Partners Prospectus to view the levels and associated benefits. By having a broad cohort of Partners, it helps to keep registration costs low for individual, student, and artist attendees ensuring we have a robust, diverse group of advocates from 50 states to carry forward our congressional asks. 

Click Below to Register as an:

2021 National Arts Action Summit Partners




Art Dealers Association of America


Actors' Equity

Association of Independent Colleges of Art + Design

Brownstein Hyatt
Farber Schreck


Sing for Hope


4A American Alliance of Artists and Audiences (4A Arts)
American Alliance for Theatre & Education
American Alliance of Museums
American Art Therapy Association
American Association of Community Theatre
Americans for the Arts Action Fund
American Music Therapy Association
Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE)
c4 Atlanta
Concord Theatricals
Council on Undergraduate Research, University of Dayton
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
Eat More Art Vegas
Educational Theatre Association
Music Teachers National Association
NAMTA – The International Art Materials Association
National Art Education Association
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
National Dance Education Organization
National Organization for Arts in Health
New England Foundation for the Arts
New York City Arts in Education Roundtable
Recording Academy
Recording Industry Association of America
South Arts
South Carolina Arts Alliance
Stage Managers' Association of the United States
The MacDowell Colony
Theatre Development Fund
Theatre for Young Audiences/USA
Young Audiences Arts for Learning


Arts Connect International
Film Festival Alliance
Ludwig Music Institute
Mid-America Arts Alliance
National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations
National Federation of Music Clubs
National Music Council