Arts Alert: Join us for the Americans for the Arts the Summit!

We need your (virtual) voice for the arts at the U.S. Capitol!

Please join MCA and our national partner, Americans for the Arts (AFTA), for this year’s National Arts Action Summit (April 4-9, 2021). You may attend as few or as many of the sessions as your schedule permits. Participating in these sessions will prepare you to join us on calls with our Congressional delegation during the week of April 12-16, 2021. With the Biden Administration Build Back Better initiatives, there are some important ways the arts community can benefit. Join us for the Summit to learn more!

Thanks to AFTA’s partners, unlimited full registration support is now available. This essentially waives the registration fee for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the Summit. To receive this benefit you must register by April 2.

Register for the Summit following these instructions: 

  1. Click this link
  2. Click the red REGISTER button on the upper right-hand side of this page and then press COMPLETE REGISTRATION NOW.
  3. From there, you will be directed to your cart. Enter the discount code 51STSTATE in the discount code boxto see a $0 registration fee.

NOTE: You must have an account with Americans for the Arts to register. If you have an account, click the LOG IN button, enter your username and password, and continue to check out. If you do not have an account, click the CREATE AN ACCOUNT button. You will then be directed to the Americans for the Arts website to create your account. Once you have created your account, you must return to your cart on ArtsU to complete your registration for the event.  

If you have any trouble registering or have questions with this process, please reach out to our colleague, Mosade Edwards, at

Click here to learn more about the sessions AFTA is offering.

Want to learn more about the National Arts Action Summit? Click here.

Be well and be kind to each other.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Jennifer Halcrow

Interim Executive Director