5 Easy Ways to Advocate for the Arts
It’s as easy as finding a way to tell your impact story.
Call or write a letter to your representatives. ASC’s Advocacy Action Center makes it easy for you to connect directly with your representatives. Complete the “Quick Sign Up” form on the right-hand side for future opportunities to contact elected officials.
Share a message on social media. Whether you write a personal message or document someone else’s experience, social media is a quick way to share the impact of the arts with hundreds of readers. Tag other users or re-post stories to reach even more people.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Reaching out to your local newspaper editor is a powerful way to raise awareness about the value of the arts to your community. Get started with this template from Americans for the Arts.
Know the facts about impact. Learn about the Charlotte Region’s Creative Economy here.
Vote. Visit the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections website to check your voter registration status and to find important election information.
See what’s happening in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community and beyond and discover how you can get involved.
Meeting with an elected official?
Americans for the Arts recommends asking these key questions:
- Are they a member of the Arts Caucus in either the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives? Check the caucus lists for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to find out! If they’re not, ask them to join with these simple forms for the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House.
- Will they vote to support the National Endowment for the Arts in this year’s appropriations bill?
- Will they protect the charitable deduction?