Being an arts advocate is easier than you think. But to be truly effective, it helps to be thoughtful, meaningful and informed. These resources can be used to become a more strategic arts advocate and to build a case for supporting the arts in local communities, in the state of Iowa and beyond.
Iowa Cultural Coalition
The Iowa Cultural Coalition organizes Iowans to advocate for public investment in arts and culture. They serve as a strong and unified voice in promoting public funding, legislation and policy beneficial to Iowa’s growing arts and culture industry.
Iowa Alliance for Arts Education
The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education increases awareness, recognition and support of policies, practices and partnerships that ensure and advance quality arts education for all Iowans. They provide an advocacy plan for informing a variety of groups about the importance of arts education
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and extends work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. They provide information for arts and human development and arts education.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) ensures that every community in America receives the cultural, civic, economic and educational benefits of the arts. They provide advocacy tools and research to help you grow support for the arts in your state and local community.
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts provides the latest updates on national arts issues including federal arts funding, tax reform, arts education and the creative economy. Learn how to join the national conversation with tips and tools on being an effective arts advocate.
- The mission of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund is to mobilize one million citizens to join them in mobilizing support of the arts and arts education around the country. The Arts Action Center addresses current issues through alerts, petitions, action campaigns, tracking legislation, and promoting arts policies.
Creating Connection is a national movement to make arts and culture a recognized, valued and expected part of everyday life. They provide advocacy tools and guides to amplify and evolve the ways in which you engage your audiences in art experiences.