2020 Arts Advocacy Day - Thursday, February 13th
Don't miss your opportunity to make your voice heard at the State Capitol!
Arts Advocacy Day is the one day each year that arts advocates, organization leaders, and patrons come together to speak with our Nebraska legislators about the importance of supporting the arts and arts education in our state. Registration is only $15 to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. All are welcome to attend! Click here to register.
Arts Advocacy at the Capitol | Warner Chamber, State Capitol
The event starts at 9:30am with an opportunity to learn advocacy techniques from former state senators, receive issue briefs from current senators, and chances to talk directly with your state Senator. Included is an interactive advocacy training session led by Jo Giles from the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, a presentation by John Witzel, President of the State Board of Education, and State Senators briefing you on arts-related bills they are sponsoring. The morning culminates with a performance by the Frontier Strings in the Capitol Rotunda.
Lunch, Networking & Workshops at The Foundry
The event moves to The Foundry, 215 N. 14th Street, for lunch, the opportunity to network with your peers, and a series of workshops.
Lunch & Networking | noon-1:00pm
One of the items listed by past participants as most beneficial part of State Arts Advocacy Day is the opportunity to network with your peers. Enjoy lunch and connecting with new and existing contacts.
Arts and Community Development | 1:00pm-2:00pm
Learn how communities across the state are leveraging the arts to enhance their vitality. Presenters include Kara Weander-Gaster/Nebraska Community Foundation, Becky Boesen & Petra Wahlqvist/Blixt; and Andy Saladino/Amplify Arts.
Promoting Your Art: Digital Tools | 2:00pm-3:00pm
Panel members (Matthew Boring/Lied Center for Performing Arts, Kelley Peterson/Kidglov) share ways to use tools like Facebook and Instagram to promote your arts activities and events.