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Do you have a question about advocacy strategy in your state? Are you looking for the right arguments to use to convince your legislators about the importance of public arts funding? Do you need to know the latest information about a legislative issue in Congress? NASAA Legislative Counsel Isaac Brown is available to provide prompt answers to your inquiries. Contact him at isaac@38northsolutions.com or 202-540-9162.

NASAA offers customized, on-site training for state arts agency staff and council members to analyze ways to improve their own advocacy activities and to expand the advocacy involvement of their constituents. Workshops offered include:

How to Be an Arts Advocate

This session provides practical advice for arts advocates and debunks common myths and misconceptions about advocacy. Join this session to strengthen your relationships with elected officials and learn how to make a winning case for arts funding.

State Arts Agency Leadership in Arts Advocacy

This session explores the opportunities available to state arts agencies to improve the environment for advocacy, engage politically active community leaders and enhance the skills of the arts community as advocates.  

Best Practices in State Arts Advocacy

This session profiles effective statewide advocacy practices and explores the essential roles of council members as arts advocacy leaders.

Advocacy Tactics for Tough Economic Times

This workshop will help you make the case for the arts in an environment where local and state officials, as well as private contributors, are beset by funding shortages. Use this session to discuss how you can position the arts as an economic recovery asset and an essential part of community life in hard times.

Engaging Your Audiences in Advocacy

Turn your audience members and patrons into arts advocates. Learn effective and engaging techniques that arts organizations can use to boost arts advocacy and cultivate more champions for the arts in your community.

Visit NASAA's On-Site Workshops and Training section for a complete listing of available services.

Arts Advocacy Checklist: A Self-Evaluation Tool for State Arts AgenciesNASAA member-only content

The Arts Advocacy Checklist is designed to help state arts agencies evaluate the level of their advocacy involvement against a broad range of activities aimed at strengthening public and political support for the arts. Legislative Counsel Tom Birch can provide members with a custom assessment and facilitated discussion of the results. For more information, contact NASAA.

Arts Advocacy Checklist: A Self-Evaluation Tool for Arts Organizations and Advocates

This checklist is designed to help arts organizations and arts advocates evaluate their advocacy involvement by strengthening public and political arts support. Legislative Counsel Tom Birch can provide members with a custom assessment and facilitated discussion of the results. For more information, contact NASAA.

NASAA's mission is to strengthen state arts agencies.
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