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.
Become a strong advocate for the arts in your community, Jefferson City, and beyond. Use the contact information and sample letters below as starting points for your own compelling messages about the importance and impact of the arts in your community.
Contacting Your Elected Officials
- Missouri House of Representatives
- Missouri Senate
- Office of the Governor
- Capitol switchboard 573-751-2000
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The Status of MCA’s Work
We need you to help us educate elected officials about the importance of the arts in Missouri. Sign on to be a part of MCA’s Adopt-A-Legislator program HERE. Simply “adopt” one or more legislators from your area. We’ll send you tips for staying in touch with them about issues that are important to Missouri’s creative industry. It will be as simple as you sending an occasional email or making a phone call every now and then. Together, we can make this legislative session the best yet for arts advocacy!
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.