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This week in Arts Advocacy: Calls to Action

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Calls to Actions

  1. Americans for the Arts
  2. American Alliance of Museums
  3. Humanities Alliance

National Advocacy

  1. Read what American's for the Arts has to say about proposed NEA budget cuts and how you can help!
  2. Read Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, Letter on Federal Funding.
  3. Take two minutes to contact your two Senators and your House representatives now.
  4. Join the Arts Action Fund (for free) so you can get alerts as quickly as possible and you can respond to decision-makers fast.
  5. Work to get other colleagues to join the Arts Action Fund. We ask that you pledge to reach out to at least five board, staff, members, or audience members. Two national partners, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs and Blick Art Supply brought in 42,000 members and 37,000 customers respectively to become arts advocates for our cause.
  6. Register to Join Maryland Citizens for the Arts at National Arts Advocacy Day on March 20-21 in Washington where you can add your voice in person.

Baltimore Advocacy

  1. Join Baltimore City Public Schools for a TownHall Meeting to discuss the distric's busget for next year.
  2. Fill out the Survey for the Mayor's Safe Art Space Task Force.
  3. Visit the Task Force blog to find out how you can get involved.
  4. Fill out the GeoLoom survey to help us understand how Baltimore Neighboorhoods participate in cultural opportunities.
  5. Read about the Baltimore City Schools budget cuts, including the elimination of 1000 position here.
  6. Please plan to join the Baltimore Arts Education Coalition on February 28th at 6 pm at the City School Board meeting. The Coalition will present its most recent findings about the decline in arts teacher positions over the past four years.

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