1. Write an Op-ed in your local newspaper
Writing a letter to the editor of a local newspaper is a quick, simple and free method of raising the public’s awareness on a topic.
• Write an article about the impact of arts, culture and creativity in your community.
• Use data, tell a compelling impact story.
• Check out these Op-Ed tips.
2. Share your Arts Impact Story
3. Bring Arts, Culture & Creativity Month to your community
• Ask performing arts or public venues to include ACCM in their curtain speeches.
• Piggyback on an existing event to raise awareness of Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month.
• Submit your event to Californians for the Arts for ACCM partnership consideration.
• Include ACCM logo on existing events and show your participation for arts advocacy!
4. Organize visits to your local district offices
April 11-20 legislature is in recess. That is great time to visit them them in their district offices!
5. Spread the word
• Make the leap from arts supporter to arts activist and facilitate groups to attend
Arts, Culture and Creativity Advocacy Day in Sacramento on April 23rd.
6. Stage a Public Action
• Gather in front of your city hall, county office or other public space to celebrate the arts.
• Parade to highlight the success of arts in your community.
• Organize an educational workshop or lecture to education your community on art’s impact.
• Recognize your local legislator.
7. Attend an Arts Advocacy Training
Attend one of our free public Arts Advocacy Trainings in March. Trainings will be held across the state throughout the month of March. See below for an Arts Advocacy Training in a city near you.