ARTS Day 2017: Get on the Bus with ASC!

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Why This Matters: ARTS Day 2017 is the opportunity to advocate for and advance big ideas for the arts at the state level.
AD17Logo_webBy Rebecca Scroggins
Director of Government Relations & Grants

Ready to organize for the arts and culture? Join ASC for ARTS Day 2017 in Raleigh on March 29 to advocate for public funding for arts and arts education in North Carolina and meet one-on-one with legislators to speak about its impact in our community. ARTS Day is an opportunity to share your stories with policy makers and unite with other advocates to promote policy that sustains and grows public funding for the arts right before the legislative budget cycle.

ARTS Day – North Carolina’s Annual Conference of Art & Action – will be held March 28-29, 2017. ASC will be attending Wednesday, March 29, and invite you to come on the bus with us. Tickets for this day are $35 and include lunch. ASC will arrange transportation to and from the March 29 Legislative Visit Day in Raleigh. The bus will leave from Center City Charlotte at 5:30 a.m. and will return around 4:30 p.m.

Two-day tickets for ARTS Day are also available for $125, which includes the Conference Day and North Carolina Arts Council 50th Anniversary Gala on March 28, as well as Legislative Visit Day on March 29. Speakers, including ASC President Robert Bush, will present at the March 28 Conference on the impact of the arts in our state and what the future looks like for North Carolina’s cultural sector. We are happy to arrange registration for the two-day ticket. ASC will only provide transportation to and from Raleigh on Wednesday, March 29.

Studio 345 students speak with Senator Jeff Tarte about the power of the arts at the 2015 Arts Advocacy Day in Raleigh.
Studio 345 students speak with Senator Jeff Tarte about the power of the arts at the 2015 ARTS Advocacy Day in Raleigh.

Prior to the event, ASC will provide participants with additional information about the trip and how best to prepare for ARTS Day 2017, including a future info session on talking points to prepare for the legislative visits. For more information on ARTS Day and this year’s legislative agenda, visit

If you are interested in attending ARTS Day 2017, please email Allyson Beetham by Friday, March 3, 2017. Please also indicate if you would like to travel on the bus with ASC. We hope you will join us in Raleigh and share your story!