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Arts, Culture & Creativity Advocacy Day

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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 - Land recognition and indigenous blessing by Native American artist Stan Padilla. Welcome from Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember Kansen Chu

9:30 am - Noon Gather, network, performances and speeches

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

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

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception
Schedule may be subject to change.
Reception Space is limited, please RSVP below.

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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, please contact us 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.

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Download the Ways to Engage Guide
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Can’t make it Sacramento but still want to participate?

OTHER WAYS TO ENGAGE


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. Attend an Arts Advocacy Training

Trainings will be held across the state throughout the month of March   

•  Contact us at accm@californiansforthearts.org for more info.

3. Bring Arts, Culture & Creativity Month to your community   

•   Advocate in your county by designating April as the new Arts, Culture & Creativity Month.

•   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.

•  Educate your network on ACCM’s mission and and share our sponsorship opportunities with like-minded organizations in your area.

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. Share your Arts Impact Story

•   Submit your story, narrative, a link to an article or blog post, a work of art or a video illustrating
   how the arts have impacted you or your community and help us build our case.  Learn More


For questions, comments, additional info, advocacy trainings near you,
and Arts Impact story submissions, email accm@californiansforthearts.org

Stay tuned for more ways to engage and the release of our ACCM Advocacy Tool Kit, coming soon!

Download the Ways to Engage Guide
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Register to Participate | Become an ACCM Sponsor or Underwriter

We believe arts should be accessible to every Californian. Californians for the Arts believe that the arts are essential to any prosperous and truly democratic society. Especially in a state as diverse and culturally rich as California, the arts serve to give voice to our many communities, spark individual creativity, foster empathy and understanding, spur civic engagement and serve as a continual source of personal enrichment, inspiration and growth.


Questions? Please email accm@californiansforthearts.org

We hope to see you on April 23!

Later Event: April 27
SCV ArtsRun