Contacting Your Elected Officials
Regular communication with your area legislators is essential for building the relationships needed for successful advocacy. Arts advocates are encouraged to correspond several times a year with their state representatives and the Governor, especially when a particular issue is being considered such as the budget for the Missouri Arts Council.
Find Your Elected Officials
- Missouri House of Representatives
- Missouri Senate
- Office of the Governor
- Capitol switchboard 573-751-2000
One of the most effective ways of connecting with your Representative or Senator is to visit with them when the General Assembly is not in session and they are home in their districts. Consider asking your State Representative or Senator to make brief comments at the opening of your Missouri Arts Council funded performance or to announce the award winners at an exhibition.