Veteran Arts Advocate Janet Brown of Grantmakers in the Arts Talks About Arts Advocacy

Sep 3, 2010

Janet Brown, director of Grantmakers in the Arts, has won numerous awards for advocacy including the Selena Roberts Ottum Award from Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC, and the Robert Gard Award from the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service (AES), Amherst. Her extensive leadership and advocacy experience includes running a statewide advocacy organization for 15 years (South Dakotans for the Arts and the SD Alliance for Arts Education) and being a founder of the Community Arts Network which morphed into the State Arts Advocacy Network (SAAN) and is now under the auspices of Americans for the Arts.

Here she shares perspectives in her blog about arts advocacy, including some specific ideas for what arts advocates and funders can do. The GIA conference this autumn will include advocacy funding as a topic, an encouraging sign for an area that has been plagued by anemic financial resources over the past few decades.


The Clarinet Section Needs to Play Louder

from the blog of Janet Brown, Executive Director, Grantmakers in the Arts

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