REGISTER FOR TEXAS ARTS ADVOCACY DAY 2019!
Don't miss this pivotal opportunity to let the 86th Texas Legislature know that the arts matter!! As artists, arts leaders, board members, and citizens interested in the arts, you are already advocating every day through your work. Join members of the arts community from all over the State on Tuesday, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 and amplify the power of your voice! Register HERE!
Presenters will include:
* Cookie Ruiz, CFRE, Executive Director, and President of the Board of Directors of Texans for the Arts
* Scott Joslove, CEO and President, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association
* Dr. Gary Gibbs, Executive Director, Texas Commission on the Arts
* Nicholas Dragga, Executive Director, Ballet Lubbock, and Member of the Board of Directors of Texans for the Arts
* Heidi Marquez Smith, Executive Director, Texas Cultural Trust
* Dr. Brent Hasty, Executive Director, MindPOP
* Christopher Kiley, Associate Director, Texans for the Arts
* Jonathon Wei, Executive Director, The Telling Project
* Gwendolyn Kelso, Professional Actor, Voice Artist
* Fiona Bond, Executive Director, Creative Waco
* Travis James, Vice President, TXP, Inc.
* Ann S. Graham, Executive Director, Texans for the Arts
The arts change our lives and transform our communities! Please join us to speak up and play a vital role in advocating for a strong public investment in the arts. It is important that our Texas State Legislators hear from each of us about how the arts benefit our lives, our communities, our school children, the Texas economy, and much more!
Join us! Register HERE!
Texans for the Arts Foundation held a most successful 2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day
on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas
Over 245 arts leaders and citizen activists gathered from across the state to learn, share, and participate in the democratic process. Everyone has a story about how the arts make a difference in their own lives, in that of their families, and in their communities. On February 9th, we used our voices to speak up about the importance of investing public resources in the arts across our towns, cities, regions, state and nation.
2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day was a day not to be missed! We began at 10:30 a.m. with “The Arts Ripple Effect” keynote by Topos Partnership's Margy Waller, followed by advocacy orientation and training, a celebration in the Capitol Rotunda, afternoon visits to our State legislators, and an evening happy hour sponsored by the Texas Cultural Trust which ended at 7:00 p.m.
2017 Texas Arts Advocacy Day inspired! It demystified arts advocacy and set attendees off on productive and rewarding visits with their legislators at the State Capitol. As artists, arts administrators, board members, and citizens interested in the arts, you are already advocating every day through your work. Thank you for joining us to learn how to put your passion about the arts into constructive and informative advocacy, through orientation, training, role-playing and more. Plus, Texans for the Arts provided materials that were left with legislators on the issues most important to all of us: increasing public support for the arts. Arts Advocacy Day was a day of camaraderie and empowerment!
Special thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for their generous support of 2017 Arts Advocacy Day through a grant to Texans for the Arts Foundation.
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