Check Your Voter Registration
- Advocacy starts with the individual. By ensuring you are registered to vote, you are ensuring that your voice will be able to be heard, and you can have a say in electing officials that will prioritize funding for the arts.
Make a Social Media Shout Out
- Use #TXforTheArts and #TXArtsAreEssential and share a statement of support for the arts, a personal story about how the arts impact you, or a statistic about the arts in your community. And like our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages as well as those of artists and arts organizations in your community. If you aren’t sure what to post, try using one of the social media templates.
Attend & Attest
- Attend an arts event and take a photo of the event, artist, or artwork. Post to social media with #TXforTheArts. Share the great work artists are doing in your community!
Make a Speech
- Are you hosting your own art event? A performance? A gallery opening? During your curtain speech, take a moment to tell your audience about the importance of the arts in their community. Share how their support of the arts at the public policy level allows them to access the arts experience they're about to see.
Invite Your Officials
- Invite an elected official to attend an arts event with you! (Note: If you're an organization, you can't buy them a ticket or offer one for free. However, a board member can pay for their ticket and take them as their guest).
Email Elected Officials
- Email your Mayor, City Council members, School Board members, State Legislators, and Congressional Representatives. Tell them how meaningful the arts are to you and your community. If you need a boost, we have a template for your elected officials here and a portal to find your state legislators here.
Tell Your Friends
- Word of mouth is often the most effective strategy. Let people who are passionate about the arts know how they can get involved. You can direct them to our website at texansforthearts.com.
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