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Arts Advocacy Week 2021
4/19/2021 - 4/23/2021

Sign-ups to be assigned a team captain for advocacy week are now closed. You can still participate as an individual by participating in the following activities:

1. Meet with your Elected Official

Step 1: Identify who is your Elected Official 

Step 2: Request a meeting 

Step 3: Follow up If you do not hear back, follow up! 

Step 4: Use a Legislative Request document (see resources below) to guide your conversation and asks with the Representative or arts staffer. 

Step 5: Let us know how it goes.

2. Send a letter to your elected official requesting a significant investment in the arts, culture & creative industries.

Use our easy-to-use template to send a letter requesting a $1 Billion budget investment over the next two to fours years in California's creative industries and workforce to support a healthy and equitable California recovery. Letter will be ready to send Thursday, April 15. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 letters so ensure elected officials take the need seriously and prioritize an arts and culture stimulus investment.

3. Encourage your friends, patrons and arts supporters to send a letter and support the movement for the arts and culture industries recovery!

About Arts Advocacy Week:

During Arts Advocacy Week, hundreds of advocates meet (virtually) in Sacramento to illustrate the creative industries and artists impact on our economy and wellbeing and to meet directly with elected officials to encourage them to support increased public funding for the arts and legislation and policies that are pro-arts, arts education, culture and the creative sector. 

Team captains from our distinguished Board lead groups of artists and arts administrators to meeting directly with elected officials in your areas. We will make it easy for you to engage in advocacy and for you to be inspired to participate, but you must sign up by Monday, March 29 so we can assign you a captain and facilitate meetings with your state elected officials. Depending upon the request of the elected official, registrants after Monday, March 29 may not be permitted to join the meetings. The registration form will remain open through Friday, April 23; we will do our best to accommodate requests, but can only guarantee you will be placed into a meeting with a designated captain and your elected officials if you complete the form by Monday, March 29. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Carney, Programs Manager, matt@californiansforthearts.org

Every April, Arts, Culture and Creativity Month (ACCM) celebrates the significance of impact of the arts across communities in California. Especially relevant during challenging times, one thing remains the same: arts are essential and community is built around arts and culture. There has never been a more critical time to educate our elected representatives to the issues of importance to our sector.  

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Relevant general meeting information will be published soon. Detailed meeting agendas will be made available on the specific meeting page and sent directly to registered advocates. 

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