Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy Toolkit

Be an Arts Champion!

These resources will equip you to advocate for arts and culture right here in our community. Sharing information – even with just a neighbor, friend or relative – helps to ensure a strong creative community for years to come!

  Official Cultural Office Arts Advocates Training

  Arts Advocates Wallet Card

  A Competitive Edge: Why the Arts Matter in the Pikes Peak Region

  Colorado Springs: About City Cultural Services

We also recommend these sites with great information that will help you advocate:

At the state level:
 Denver Post article on How Coloradans Engage their Art

 Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Colorado’s Creative Industries

 Rural Arts Now

 Arts for Colorado

 Colorado Creative Industries

At the national level:
 2015 Local Arts Agency Census

 Americans for the Arts: Advocate

 Surprising Findings in Three New NEA Reports on the Arts

 Building Public Will for Arts + Culture

 Americans for the Arts Economic Prosperity: Economic Impact of the Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry

 Americans for the Arts Webinars: From Website: Bearing in mind the skills and expertise that arts organizations and arts administrators need to stay relevant, vigorous, and vital in changing times, we are planning an exciting roster of 25 webinars within five new topic areas: Arts and Community, Embracing Diversity, Reinvention and Sustainability, Supply and Demand, and Building Core.

 Americans for the Arts Toolkits: Local Arts Rapid Response, YouthARTS, and pARTnership Movement toolkits available.

 New York Times: Art Makes You Smarter

 How Art Saved My Life by Tony Babin

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