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


Sing for Hope


Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)
Mid-America Arts Alliance
South Carolina Arts Alliance
New York City Arts in Education Roundtable
c4 Atlanta
Educational Theatre Association 
American Association of Community Theatre
Music Teachers National Association
Arts Midwest
American Art Therapy Association
Recording Academy
NAMTA – The International Art Materials Association
Folk Alliance International
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
South Arts
National Organization for Arts in Health
Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE)
Theatre Communications Group
New England Foundation for the Arts
American Music Therapy Association
Carnegie Hall
On The Quays
Be An Arts Hero
Eat More Art Vegas
Chamber Music America
League of American Orchestras
American Alliance for Theatre & Education
National Dance Education Organization
National Art Education Association
Concord Theatricals 
Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
OPERA America
National Guild for Community Arts Education
National Council for the Traditional Arts
Music Teachers National Association
American Alliance of Museums
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
4A American Alliance of Artists and Audiences (4A Arts)
Stage Managers' Association of the United States


International Council of Fine Arts Deans
Film Festival Alliance
Arts Connect International
National Federation of Music Clubs
Early Music America
Ludwig Music Institute