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*Registration for April 23 legislative visits is now closed but you can still come to the morning portion of the festivities! Join us for the  Arts Advocacy Day Rally at the Capitol on the South Side of the lawn from 9am-12pm. Please register to attend.

 

ABOUT ACCM

California is The State of the Arts and should be known as the Leading State of Creativity

Starting in 2019, April will officially be Arts, Culture and Creativity Month in the state of California.

We need the public investment to make this a reality for all Californians!

Let's connect, advocate and mobilize our efforts to advance the arts across the state. Want to get involved? Check out our Ways to Engage guide. Want to attend an advocacy training? Register today and we will alert you when there is one coming to your community or sign up for a webinar. Got a compelling video or narrative about your public arts program? Share your “Arts impact story”? Don’t have the time to participate but want to support the efforts to make our case to legislators about the value and impact of the arts? Donate to ACCM today.

What are we advocating for?

• Support Governor’s Newsom permanent funding increase of $10 million in the 2019 budget
• Recommend continued increased and permanent funding for the arts
• Value arts and culture as creative solutions to pressing societal issues
• Ensure all students have access to arts education and the ed code is enforced
• Support programs that provide for well rounded early childhood resources and to include arts & creativity
• Show our support for the Youth Poet Laureate pending legislation
• Build upon existing legislation for California’s Cultural Districts Program
• Budget request for the California Cultural and Historical Endowment's Museum Grant Program
• Support for AB 398 (Author Asm. Kansen Chu), legislation that would require the state to collect elementary arts data as part of the CALPADS system. An important next step in achieving  high quality arts education for all of California’s students.

How are we going to do it?

• Educate our representatives about the public arts programs that benefit Californians

• Share your arts impact stories

• Connect, advocate and mobilize

• Build our case and show our strength

 
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Join us on April 23 for

Arts, Culture & Creativity Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Sacramento as part of the month long celebration of Arts, Culture & Creativity Month!

Let's connect, advocate and mobilize our efforts to advance the arts across the state. We will have a month full of events leading up to the Advocacy Day.


Schedule

9:00 am
Registration Opens
South Side Capitol
Meet your delegation and Captain! Land recognition and indigenous blessing by Native American artist Stan Padilla. Welcome from Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Kansen Chu.

Energy bars care of Sacramento Co-op! Donuts provided by Sacramento's Milk Money to the first 100 registered participants to show up!

 9:30 am - 12:15 pm
Speakers, performances, art making and more!
Scheduled speakers:
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond , Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon, Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk Silva, Ian Calderon and Tom Daly and State Senator Bob Hertzberg. Various performances singers, musicians and thespians, Santa Clara and Nevada County Poet Laureates Mighty Mike McGee and Molly Fisk, art making from the Crocker Art Museum and Sol Collective, Photography exhibit by Kirti Bassendine and a series of Arts Impact Stories from participants across the state. Presentation on the impact of arts data from Americans for the Arts Vice President of Research and Policy Randy Cohen and much more!

12:15 -1:00 pm
Lunch
, Gather with your delegation and practice!

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Afternoon visits to legislator offices*

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Reception, 
Sheraton Grand on J street
No host bar, appetizers and announcement of this year’s Arts Star Legislator awards.

NOTE:
Schedule may be subject to change.
*Registration for April 23 legislative visits is now closed but you can still come to the morning portion of the festivities! Join us for the  Arts Advocacy Day Rally at the Capitol on the South Side of the lawn from 9am-12pm. Please register to attend.

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Special hotel rates available for Arts, Culture & Creativity Advocacy Day attendees
at Hyatt Regency Sacramento April 22-23!

To make your reservations, please click here.

If you need additional assistance booking your room, please contact the Hyatt at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region. If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.


Join the Movement

3 ways to get involved with ACCM






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PARTICIPATE

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

Participate, Advocate, and Join the Movement! Host an event, train to be a delegate, sponsor an event, sign up to volunteer and more. So many ways to get involved!

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SPONSOR

BECOME AN ACCM SPONSOR

Help make California the leading state of creativity. From Title Sponsor to sliding scale sponsorship levels for artists and non-profits, everyone is invited to participate.

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WAYS TO ENGAGE

A useful guide

A growing list of ways that you, your organization and your community can participate in Arts, Culture and Creativity month and help advocate for the arts year round!

Arts Impact Stories Campaign

We want to hear your ARTS IMPACT STORY!
Help us make our case to the state adding your voice and sharing your stories.

 

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