The reality of securing public funding for any issue is that advocates must present a consistent, focused message year after year so that elected officials give serious consideration to funding. Public financial support of the arts is a necessity to ensure equality of arts and arts education opportunities in all communities in Missouri, regardless of size.
Use the tools provided here to be a strong advocate for the arts in your community, in Jefferson City and beyond. Sample letters and scripts are included below as starting points for you to create your own compelling messages about the importance and impact of the arts in your community. To stay updated, join our mailing list to receive Action Alerts from our experienced Legislative Consultant at the state Capitol.
The Status of MCA’s Work
Our advocacy efforts are year-round. Remember, it is never too late for new advocates to get involved and make their voices heard. This timeline shows the basic steps of MCA’s ongoing work to ensure access to the arts for all Missourians.