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If you're part of an arts organization, you need an advocacy plan. How much do you know? Let us help!
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Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA) offers free training workshops and webinars. Offered statewide in collaboration with local arts agencies, these sessions educate arts advocates on how to effectively communicate the importance of public funding for the arts to elected officials and key leaders. Advocacy workshops include tips for visiting with legislators and attending a school board meeting and teach how you as a voter can influence others to win support for the arts in your community.
Attend a Free Advocacy Training Workshop in Your Area
MCA staff and volunteers present free advocacy workshops around the state on an annual basis, generally in the late fall and early winter months (and we’ll do it more often, if we get requests). Currently, there are no sessions scheduled, but if you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact us and we will work with you to organize one in your area.
Online Training for Arts Advocates
Want to learn how to be a better arts advocate? Help grow MCA’s grassroots network of arts advocates by using this presentation at an upcoming board or annual meeting of your arts organization. Download the presentation now and get started!
Thank you for partnering with Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA) to be an arts advocate. Please "adopt-a-legislator" by signing up to be in touch with a state representative or senator. We are so happy to have you as a partner in our work to secure public funding for the arts!
As you work with your arts agency to develop advocacy efforts, ask the following questions.
Need answers? Contact MCA. When possible, MCA staff can attend your board or annual meeting assist your efforts.
Missouri’s Arts Industry
To assist you in your efforts with elected officials, use this information provided by the Missouri Arts Council (MAC). It will strengthen your statement about how the arts improve the quality of life of Missourians, better the state’s economy and impact education.
For more information about the impact of MAC funded programs and services, visit the MAC web site.
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