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General Advocates Congress on Behalf of the Arts

Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster April 13, 2010  The United States government should start thinking of the arts as a tool, if not exactly a weapon, in the nation's military campaigns and diplomatic initiatives, a recently retired ...more

advocacy   artists   Apr 15, 2010 • Views:11652 • Comments: 0


Bill Ivey's Demos Essay on Expressive Lives

A thought-provoking must read for arts advocates. In his 2009 essay for the London-based think tank Demos, former National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Bill Ivey asserts that framing the arts as a pathway to enabling Americans&rsquo...more

advocacy   Jun 1, 2010 • Views:5717 • Comments: 0


Useful Quotes for Arts Advocates

Newly updated in Spring 2012   PDF of Useful Quotes for Arts Advocates Advocacy Tip: A quote from an elected official representing your district or your community’s mayor, or a local business leader can be a smart, effecti...more

advocacy   education   Mar 27, 2012 • Views:656026 • Comments: 4


Beyond Economic Impact Studies

Economic impact studies can be an important tool for arts advocates and have been effective in convincing some policymakers and community members about the value of arts and culture as an industry and employer. However, after some 25 years ...more

advocacy   Nov 17, 2010 • Views:12951 • Comments: 0


State Arts Advocacy and Arts Education Web sites

Connect with Your State's Arts Advocacy Organizations and Initiatives     Alabama Alabama Alliance for Arts Education Alaska Alaska Arts Education Consortium Inc. Arizona Arizona Citizens/Action for t...more

advocacy   education   Apr 26, 2010 • Views:15470 • Comments: 0


How and Why the Arts are Critical to Student Achievement

This publication of the Arts Education Partnership describes the benefits of arts education based on new research published by the Arts Education Partnership. It can be used for many advocacy purposes. (2006 - brochure) Making a Case for the Arts...more

advocacy   education   Apr 28, 2010 • Views:25666 • Comments: 0


SF Arts Ed Master Plan

 For some reason this plan, the Arts Education Master Plan for the San Francisco Unified School District, is often overlooked. I would imagine that the SFUSD budget is throwing a wrinkle or two into the implementation, but it's a reall...more

education   advocacy   May 4, 2010 • Views:6120 • Comments: 0


Arts Ed Bill of Rights

Every Child in Every School An Arts Education Bill of Rights Every child in every school has the right to a well-rounded education, of which the arts are an essential ingredient. Beyond having great value in and of themselves, the arts pr...more

education   advocacy   artists   diversity   May 13, 2010 • Views:14332 • Comments: 0


Congress 101 - from AAM

The American Association of Museums (AAM) has created a rich resource, Congress 101, in the advocacy section of AAM's website. Visit this resource to access tools to keep up with legislative progress, get basic information about House and Senate C...more

advocacy   May 26, 2010 • Views:4511 • Comments: 0


Advocacy Guru Resources

Stephanie Vance has put her 20+ years of experience in Congressional affairs, including as a lobbyist for National Public Radio and as Legislative Director and Staff Director in various Congressional offices, into four books  for arts advocate...more

advocacy   May 27, 2010 • Views:4398 • Comments: 0