ARTS ADVOCACY DAY SCHEDULE:
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! Registration Deadline is March 2, 2018.
REGISTER NOW AND FIND OUT MORE AT:
7:30 AM: Doors Open at the Minnesota History Center
8-9:00 AM: Registration & Coffee (For those not attending Creative MN event or Class).
8:00 AM: Creative Minnesota 2017 Report: New Local Studies
8:30 AM: Advocacy Class for New Attendees
9:00 AM: Rally & Join your Team
10:00 AM: Walk or Take MCA Shuttle to Capitol
10:15 AM–2PM: Legislator Appointments (MCA Homebase will be in the Transportation Building.)
“Thank you” is not a message legislators hear very often.
On March 6, 2018 Minnesota Citizens for the Arts will bring hundreds of arts advocates from around the state to the State Capitol for “Arts Advocacy Day” to thank legislators for following through on the promise of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that dedicated funds to conservation and the arts. Last year 1000 arts advocates filled the capitol!
Minnesotans overwhelmingly approved the Legacy Amendment, passing it by 56%, which created four new dedicated funds for land, water, parks and arts in 2008. In the last several years arts advocates and supportive legislators had to fight off legislative suggestions that the Legacy Arts & Culture Fund be diverted away from the arts. With this uncertain political climate and increased polarization, we need to show a unified front to ensure that arts funding continues to be protected.
All photos: Arts Advocates at Arts Advocacy Day 2017.
Photo credit, top 3 photos, Scott Streble for MCA.