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Califorina Delegation in DC March 12-13

March 12 - March 13

Californians for the Arts’ board members Brad Erickson and Sofia Klatzker will be leading the state delegation to participate in National Arts Advocacy Day, March 12-13, 2018.

Arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC for our annual Arts Advocacy Day each year. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 700 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.

On Monday, March 12, 2018, hundreds of arts advocates from across the country convened for interactive advocacy training and peer-to-peer learning and networking. That evening, attendees attended the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Then, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, after the Congressional Arts Kick Off, advocates met with their Members of Congress and Senators to share their stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in their communities.

Why should I attend Arts Advocacy Day?

At Arts Advocacy Day, you get three things you can’t get anywhere else.

  1. Networking with your fellow arts advocates from across the country and go on congressional visits led by State Captains.
  2. Learning the latest research facts and figures on the arts to help make your case.
  3. Strategizing with experienced advocates during an interactive role play session on how to make the case for the arts and arts education to your members of Congress.


March 12
March 13
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1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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