We all know how the arts and culture change our lives and our communities – but how do we communicate that importance to our legislators? ADVOCACY. Sometimes, advocacy can seem overwhelming, whether you are an artist or an arts and culture organization. However, continued advocacy is critical to ensure Rhode Island artists and organizations maintain – and grow – their support.
Ruby Lopez Harper will demonstrate how arts advocacy can be fun, simple, and – best of all – creative. In this workshop, Ruby will share best practices in arts advocacy, as well as tools, messaging, and resources available for your advocacy from Americans for the Arts, a national art advocacy organization. You will leave the workshop with some accessible and easy next steps for your advocacy.
This event is a Creative Conversation, an effort promoted by Americans for the Arts, which gathers community leaders to discuss local arts, culture, and creativity to generate partnerships and increased energy around the grassroots movement to elevate the arts in America during National Arts & Humanities Month in October.