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 COPPeR 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:
Art Advocacy Day 2015: Meet Your Legislators!
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