Missouri Arts Advocacy Week
Annually, MCA undertakes a concerted effort to contact all elected officials during their legislative session. And while we encourage year round communications with senators and representatives, it is particularly important that all legislators hear from arts advocates living and working in their districts as the state’s budget is formulated. Sign up to receive MCA’s email updates so you are notified of the next MCA Arts Advocacy Week — use the “Stay Informed” sign-up on this page’s left side bar.
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
- Inside the Capitol Building
- 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.