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Happy Arts Advocacy Day 2014!

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Happy Arts Advocacy Day 2014!

Hosted by Americans for the Arts and cosponsored by 85+ national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations. Acclaimed New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd will kick off the event, delivering the 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. The Lecture will be live-streamed tonight, March 24 at 6:30pm ET.

 

What's at stake in 2014? Between tax reform, budget battles, and education reauthorization, support for arts and arts education is facing many challenges on Capitol Hill this year. As Congress and the administration grapple with ever-changing policy proposals, it is imperative that arts advocates come to Washington, DC to make sure the arts to make their voices heard!

 

How can businesses advocate for the arts?
 

  • Join the pARTnership Movement! The pARTnership Movement is our messaging campaign aimed at the business community, designed to increase private sector value of and support for the arts. Our website is filled with news stories showcasing the latest trends in arts and business partnerships, success stories highlighting those businesses who are trailblazers in building arts partnerships, research through the BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts, and much more!
     
  • Spread the word! Ads for the pARTnership Movement have run in Forbes Magazine, The Conference Board Review, the MTV Screen in Times Square, and local business journals. Spread the word about the value of arts to business by placing ads in local periodicals, chamber of commerce newsletters, business intranets, and company newsletters. We would love to be featured in your company newsletter, blog, intranet, and peer-to-peer business communications. Contact us to let us know how we can work together to disseminate the business value of the arts!
     
  • Speak up! Host forums for your region’s arts and business leaders or hold meetings with your local chambers of commerce to speak of the benefits of arts and business partnerships.
     
  • Write for us! Has your business forged an outstanding partnership with the arts? Let us know! We'd love to feature your story nationally on the pARTnership Movement.

 

For more information about Arts Advocacy Day 2014, visit AmericansForTheArts.org and our Facebook page for the live updates and photos.

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