2021 Member Briefings

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2021 Member Briefings

Member Briefings are our opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

Topics will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled briefing.

We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

March 2021

Topic: First Look At the 2021 National Arts Action Summit

Date: March 30, 2021

May 2021

Topic: Details coming soon!

Date: May 25, 2021

September 2021

Topic: Reopening in the Arts during COVID-19

Date: September 21, 2021

December 2021

Topic: 2021 Looking Back and Looking Forward

Date: December 14, 2021

 

  • December 2021 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/14/2021 at 3:00 PM (EST) Recorded On: 03/19/2019

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

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    December 2021 Member Briefing 

    December 14 at 3:00PM

       

    About the Member Briefing


  • September 2021 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/21/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT) Recorded On: 03/19/2019

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

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    September 2021 Member Briefing 

    September 21 at 3:00PM

       

    About the Member Briefing


  • May 2021 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/25/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT) Recorded On: 03/19/2019

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

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    May 2021 Member Briefing 

    May 25 at 3:00PM

       

    About the Member Briefing


  • March 2021 Member Briefing: First Look at the 2021 National Arts Action Summit

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/30/2021

    Member Briefings are our quarterly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

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    About the Member Briefing

    March 30 at 3:00PM

    As we work together to see the arts and culture sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns, local and national advocacy efforts will be a critical tool. The 2021 National Arts Action Summit, on April 5-9, will prepare advocates with data and resources to educate federal decisionmakers on why supporting the arts and culture sector is essential.  

    Join us for a preview of the National Arts Action Summit and a legislative update at this month’s member briefing! The Americans for the Arts Government Affairs team will highlight this year’s legislative priorities and the sessions designed to support the advocacy efforts of local, state, and national arts organizations. 

    Please note that Americans for the Arts is offering full registration support for this year’s Summit for anyone who would otherwise be unable to participate. 

    Speakers: 

    • Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education 
    • Lauren Cohen, Government Affairs and Grassroots Manager 

    About Member Briefings

    Member Briefings are our quarterly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

    Narric Rome

    Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education

    Americans for the Arts

    Narric Rome serves as Vice President for Government Affairs and Arts Education at Americans for the Arts.  In his role he manages federal, state, and local government advocacy, grassroots campaigns, policy development, and national coalition-building efforts with cultural, civic, and private sector organizations with the goal of influencing public policies that advance direct and indirect support for the arts and arts education.

    Narric is responsible for promoting the Americans for the Arts’ message to Congress and the Trump Administration. He serves as the senior lobbyist for the Americans for the Arts legislative portfolio where he researches and pursues untapped federal funding opportunities. Additionally, he is editor of a dozen resource guides connecting cultural projects and initiatives to federal funding programs.

    Narric’s responsibilities include leading the policy development for the annual National Arts Action Summit, including Arts Advocacy Day, which involves coordinating over 85 arts organizations as national partners. Narric oversees the Americans for the Arts education program that seeks equitable access to the arts and includes the State Policy Pilot Program, and advocacy programs at the national, state and local levels. Most recently, Narric has launched a national campaign to boost the creative economy by building support for the CREATE Act (S.661, HR1649) in Congress. Narric has 20 years of experience in the public policy and congressional arena.  Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Narric worked on the policy staff of Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign in Vermont and served as a legislative aide to Secretary Riley at the U.S. Department of Education where he received the Peer Recognition Award in 1999.  Earlier in his career, Narric worked on Capitol Hill, at the Podesta Group and on several state and national political campaigns. He is the immediate past-president of the Vermont State Society.

    Lauren Cohen

    Government Affairs and Grassroots Manager

    Americans for the Arts

    At Americans for the Arts, Lauren works with the Federal Affairs team in federal lobbying and government affairs activities, including composing position statements, monitoring federal legislation, drafting legislative proposals, coalition building with the Congressional Arts Caucus and other Congressional staff.  She enjoys teaching others how to become compelling arts advocates and how to pursue strong arts policy.  Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Lauren worked for a member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives for over two years where she managed the arts, humanities, and museums portfolio.  Before coming to Washington, DC, Lauren worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia.  There, she held positions in the Education Outreach, Historical Interpretations, and Curatorial departments.  Lauren earned her Master of Arts degree in Public History from James Madison University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Tennessee.  Lauren's passion for the arts began at age three when she first started ballet lessons and continues to this day as she enjoys dance and theater performances, museums, and art shows.