Save the Date: Missouri Arts Advocacy Week, February 1-5, 2021
What used to be called “Citizens Day for the Arts at the Legislature” will look different in 2021. But, hey, most things have changed in recent months. To keep arts advocates healthy and safe, we will not gather at the Capitol in February, as we have for more than 35 years. Instead, we will take our message directly to legislators via virtual meetings, coordinated conference calls, and organized print and social media campaigns. We’re getting creative and will use 2021 to establish and renew relationships with elected officials. And our message will be more urgent than ever before: Support the arts in Missouri! A vibrant creative economy is vital and benefits all Missourians – it is a key component to revitalizing the state’s economy.
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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.