The Research-Based Communication Tool Kit is a comprehensive document that brings together several components that advocates can use at state and local levels. Each component is research-based, drawing on careful reviews and analyses of research literature that confirm, explain and clarify the role of the arts in various significant policy contexts. The sample materials in the Tool Kit, prepared by a working committee of State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers, are meant to be "boilerplate" so that arts advocates can adapt them to their contexts and needs, quickly creating targeted, personalized advocacy messages.

A message to state arts agencies

This document is a compendium of available data from five states: Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island, Ohio, Oregon and Wyoming. In time, the goal is to update this document with current data and sample materials from all 56 states and U.S. territories. If you would like to make a contribution to this document, contact Susan Oetgen, 202-347-6352 x116.

Research-Based Communication Committee:
Sherry Brown, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Mary Campbell-Zopf, Ohio Arts Council
Jeffrey Hooper, Ohio Arts Council
David Marshall, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Beck McLaughlin, Montana Arts Council

NASAA and state arts agencies are supported and strengthened in many ways through partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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