March 4-5, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
The National Arts Action Summit will take place on March 4-5, 2019 in Washington, DC. The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event bringing together arts advocates from across the country. Attendees will attend a full day of advocacy training to learn the latest research and legislative arts priorities from the experts on Monday, March 4. That evening, The Nancy Hanks Lecture at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is sure to inspire and motivate advocates. The following day, March 5, is Arts Advocacy Day when advocates take their passion, knowledge, and stories to Capitol Hill for meetings with their congressional leaders. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.
So, what is the National Arts Action Summit?
The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event giving you the opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice on Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 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. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington, DC to meet with their Members of Congress to garner support for issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
On Monday, March 4, 2019, hundreds of arts advocates from across the country convened for interactive advocacy training and peer-to-peer learning and networking. That evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Then, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, after the Congressional Arts Kick Off, advocates met with their U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to share their stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in their communities.
Why should I attend the National Arts Action Summit?
- Networking with your fellow arts advocates from across the country and go on Congressional visits led by State Captains.
- Learning the latest research facts and figures on the arts to help make your case.
- Strategizing with experienced advocates during an interactive role play session on how to make the case for the arts and arts education to your Members of Congress.