Communicate the value of the arts and tell the story of its impact in Iowa.
Advocacy is expressing support for a cause, idea or policy. Arts advocacy includes educating the public and elected officials about the value of the arts and why the arts should be a part of public policy. There are many ways to be an arts advocate:
- Communicate the value of the arts by sharing how the arts have impacted your life, learning and career. Find links to national campaigns and sample communications on the Advocacy Resources page to share your story with others.
- Contact your elected officials about state and federal funding of the arts. It's important that they hear from Iowans like you, who are working in and passionate about the arts
Find your State Senators and Representatives
Find your Federal Senators and Representatives
- Educate your community, supporters and board members about the importance of the public funding for the arts by sharing meaningful research, stories and data.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ Creative Economy State Profiles