National Arts Advocacy Day

Support Arts Advocacy Day 2012!

Today, hundreds of dedicated arts supporters from across the country have come together in Washington, DC for National Arts Advocacy Day, a united effort to tell Capitol Hill how important culture is to our communities, how much arts education means to our children, and how much the arts improve our daily lives. 87 NationalCoSponsors have helped us shape this united arts message to Congress. The 25th annual Arts Advocacy Day is organized by Americans for the Arts and is presented this year in partnership with Ovation, the only multi-platform network celebrating all forms of artistic expression.

Arts Advocacy Day begins with a Kickoff event at the U.S. House of Representatives. We are very pleased that Americans for the Arts President & CEO Robert Lynch will be joined by several other national leaders in the arts, including Alec Baldwin, Hill Harper, Nigel Lythgoe, Ben Folds, Clay Walker, Tiffani Thiessen, Pierre Dulaine, Melina Kanakaredes, Omar Benson Miller, and Jonathan Schaech.

Even if you’re not able to join us in Washington, you can still participate in Arts Advocacy Day by asking your Members of Congress to support the arts. Visit our E-Advocacy Center, and you’ll be able to send a message in less than two minutes directly to your Representative and Senators telling them why the arts are important to you and your community. We urge you to send your message to Congress today to coincide with our office visits to the Hill.

Need more information? Browse the 2012 Congressional ArtsHandbook for issue briefs, voting records, latest arts research and trends, relevant Congressional committees, and Congressional contact lists.

On Twitter? Follow @Americans4Artsand track all the action in Washington, DC at #AAD12!

Help us continue this important work by becoming an official member of the Arts Action Fund. If you are not already a member play your part by joining the ArtsAction Fund today — it’s free and simple.

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