Take 1 Hour

  • Write
    • Write a blog post on your website or a letter to your elected official or newspaper editor. A personal story is powerful. You can also email us your story at [email protected] so we can share it far and wide! You can also use our letter writing template.
  • Take a Video
    • Post a video about how the arts have impacted you or about an amazing arts event in your community. Remember to #TXforthearts to loop us in. Or, send it to us and we'll post for you!
  • Email Your Audience
    • If you have a mailing list, you can send your contacts an email that encourages them to take action. Send your audience an email and link them to this toolkit. We have a sample here to get you started!
  • Make a Meeting
    • Set up a meeting with your city and county council members, school board members and state legislators and discuss how they can support the arts in the community. You can grab coffee or meet at City Hall - any kind of meeting provides an opportunity to advocate! You can check out our sample phone script or letter template to help you reach out. We also have templates for you to follow up with your legislators and training on making the most of your meeting on our Advocacy Resources page.
  • Leave a Public Comment
    • Find out what your City Council meeting agendas are. Call your City Hall to ask about when your Council meets and how to give a Public Comment. Sign up and when it's your turn, tell your Council members how you want to forward the arts in your community. Check out this script as a starting place. Stay for the whole meeting so you can learn about the process, too.