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Arts advocacy day 2010 preview webinar

Arts Advocacy Day 2010 Preview Webinar

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3:00 p.m. (EST)

Polling question

Polling Question

Have you attended National Arts Advocacy Day before?

Review of capitol hill landscape

Review of Capitol Hill Landscape

  • Currently Congress is out on a 2 week district recess. On Tuesday, April 13th, they return to Washington, DC.

  • Cutting budgets, reducing the deficit, stimulating the economy, and creating jobs will be top of mind among Members of Congress.

  • The level of partisanship and party feuding has steadily increased as a result of the sweeping healthcare bill being passed.

  • FY 2011 appropriations process will be in full swing.

  • Education reform hearing will be underway.

About americans for the arts

About Americans for the Arts

  • United platform of support for the arts representing the full range of arts disciplines

  • 86 National Co-sponsors representing thousands of arts organizations and artists across the county

  • 75 State and Local Grassroots Partners

  • 41 state and district captains leading delegations

  • 450 individual registrants



Monday, April 12



Monday, April 12



Monday, April 12

Hanks lecture

Hanks Lecture



Tuesday, April 13

Find the latest schedule updates, visit



Tuesday, April 13

Congressional Arts Hearing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2359

  • Limited seating is available in the Committee Room but there is an overflow room available to view the hearing live on large screen monitors.

  • Witnesses include:

    • NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman

    • Congressional Arts Caucus Co-Chairs Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Todd Platts (R-PA)

    • Americans for the Arts panel of witnesses include Robert Lynch, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Actor Kyle MacLachlan, Retired General Nolen Bivens, Ovation TV CEO Charles Seagars, and Minot Arts Council Executive Director Terri Aldrich.

Congressional arts handbook

Congressional Arts Handbook

  • Issue Briefs

  • Voting Records

  • Facts & Figures

  • Congressional Contact Information

  • Given to AAD Registrants and Delivered to every Member of Congress

  • Downloadable online

Nea 2009 grant list

NEA 2009 Grant List

Creative industries maps

Creative Industries Maps

Americans for the Arts produces Creative Industries Maps for very Congressional District and State. These can be downloaded in advance at:

Contact your state captain

Contact Your State Captain

  • If there is no captain attending Arts Advocacy Day, please contact Government Affairs Coordinator Natalie Shoop to assist you with your Congressional visits at [email protected]

Find your State Captain at:

Overall message to your delegation

Overall Message to Your Delegation

  • Your visit to your Congressional delegation is important because it’s part of an (organized) show for support;

  • The most important information to share isn’t national data, it’s your local examples and research – so bring ‘em to town;

  • Members want to see how votes they cast results in funding and support at home – show bring examples of how government support has helped.

Logistics planning your trip

Logistics – Planning Your Trip

  • Look for an email on April 5th with comprehensive logistics information including a link to the Logistics Guide to help you with planning and your onsite experience

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