Arts Alert: Arts Advocacy Day March 12 – Weather Will Be Beautiful. Join Us!

The Weather is Going to be Beautiful on
Arts Advocacy Day
Join Us!


Arts Advocacy Day is just 4 Days Away
Are You Registered Yet?

Join us on March 12 at the State Capitol and Minnesota History Center for a half day of arts advocacy, including a rally and meetings with legislators. We will be asking legislators to support funding to the State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils which get grants out to every corner of the state. 


It’s the biggest arts networking day of the year! MCA invites you to join your fellow arts advocates at the Minnesota History Center and State Capitol to talk about the arts, make new friends, and educate our legislators. Together we will speak about the impact that the arts have had on our lives and our communities. Meet great arts people from all over the state, and make a difference with your friends and neighbors.

You and your team will be led by an experienced advocate who has participated in past Arts Advocacy Days and knows what to do. Following a brief rally, you and your team will visit a series of legislators over the morning, giving you plenty of time to get to know your teammates and the issues you are discussing. By working together we show the strength of Minnesota’s arts community. Let your elected officials know what you think!

Register for Arts Advocacy Day
And Be an Advocate for the Arts


Why Attend Arts Advocacy Day?

  1.  Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity to show the impact that the arts have on all of our lives.
  2.  Previous Arts Advocacy Days have resulted in increased state arts funding.
  3.  It’s a great way to connect with other people involved in the arts.
  4. This is your chance to have your voice heard! d

Share Your Support

There is more than just one way to share your support for the arts and Arts Advocacy Day. We want legislators to know that “When you support the arts, the Arts Give Back!”

  1.  Contact your legislator and share with them how the arts and arts funding impacts your life.
  2.  Use MCA’s downloadable tools to share with others about how the Arts Give Back.
  3.  Follow MCA on Facebook to share information about Arts Advocacy Day.
  4.  Follow MCA on Twitter to share information about Arts Advocacy Day.

Have questions or need more info? Call MCA at 651-251-0868


The new Creative Minnesota 2019 report will be released at Arts Advocacy Day
8:00 AM, March 12, 2019

Get the latest news on the arts from the Creative Minnesota 2019 study at the Minnesota Historical Society Auditorium before the Arts Advocacy Day Rally which begins at 9:00 AM


The Creative Minnesota 2019 report includes statewide, regional and local looks at nonprofit arts and culture organizations, their audiences, artists and creative workers in 2016. New this year, it also looks at arts education in Minnesota schools. In addition, fifteen local studies show substantial economic impact from the nonprofit arts and culture sector in every corner of the state, from the Iron Range to Detroit Lakes to Hutchinson.

“The report also tracks how the passage of the Legacy Amendment in Minnesota has had a big impact in increasing access to the arts across the state,” said Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.

“It’s wonderful to see how the access to the arts and culture has grown in our state over the last ten years. It shows that when we support the arts, the Arts Give Back.

The Legacy Amendment was passed by a statewide vote of the people of Minnesota in 2008 and created dedicated funding for the arts and culture in Minnesota, along with support for land and water conservation and parks and trails. The legislature appropriates funding from the Legacy Arts and Culture Fund to the Minnesota State Arts Board, Regional Arts Councils, Minnesota Historical Society and other nonprofits to provide access to the arts and culture for all Minnesotans.

The full statewide study, eleven regional and fifteen local studies will all be available for free for download from after March 12, 2019. Some local studies are already posted. 

Join Us for an Arts Advocacy Day Open House at Springbox

Carry on your Arts Advocacy Day with an open house at SpringBOX, Springboard for the Arts’ new site on University Avenue. A quick walk from the Capitol, drop in from 12pm-5pm to see the space, learn about the vision for the site, celebrate a successful Arts Advocacy Day, and connect to your colleagues. Light refreshments will be provided.

What: Arts Advocacy Day Open House at SpringBOX

Where: 262 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103

When: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday March 12, 2019

Learn more about SpringBOX here. 

Get directions from the Capitol here.

Drop-ins welcome, but RSVP