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JOIN ADVOCATES ACROSS MINNESOTA TO RALLY FOR THE ARTS!
It’s time for the Minnesota arts community to come together! Help us “rally the troupes” and make our voice heard at the State Capitol and say thank you to legislators for securing over $100 million for the arts and to continue to advocate for additional arts Legacy/General funds.
With your action—in-person and as part of Zoom calls with legislators—we can help legislators understand the importance of arts to funding at this critical time. We listened to your feedback from last year and we are again giving you multiple ways to advocate from letter writing and legislative Zoom Meetings to a full in-person rally and day at the Capitol on MARCH 5th beginning at 10:00 a.m.
MCA is a recognized national leader in arts advocacy. Arts Action Week helps to preserve our Legacy Amendment and state grant funds.
We need your help to advocate for arts across the state!
Thank you to the arts advocates who joined MCA's statewide tour!
MCA’s Executive Director Sarah Fossen, along with special tour guests Sue Gens (Minnesota State Arts Board), Caroline Taiwo (McKnight Foundation), the Regional Arts Council Directors and MCA's lobbyists Joe Bagnoli and Tom Hanson (Winthrop and Weinstine) traveled over 2,000 miles to 17 communities to every corner of Minnesota to discuss how Legacy Arts Funding has helped the arts flourish in communities throughout the state.
Our arts industry is one of the things that make Minnesota a great place to live and work, and by meeting with artists, local arts organizations, community leaders, business owners, residents, and families we could hear firsthand about this important impact on their lives. The bipartisan nature of the arts drew legislators from both sides, as they witnessed the impact on their districts and local businesses.
Your compelling stories highlighted the significance of Legacy arts funding and showcased your efforts in enhancing community well-being.
MCA still plans to make a few more stops around the state in the Summer/Fall and hopes to make the tour of the state a yearly fixture going forward.