Arts Advocacy Day is February 19th, 2015!
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Each year, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts invites arts advocates at the Minnesota History Center and State Capitol to talk about the arts, make new friends, and educate legislators about the importance of the arts to Minnesota.Through this big day, we show the strength of Minnesota’s arts community. Each year, there are representatives from small rural choirs and suburban community theaters, presenters and big organizations, museums and art centers of all sizes, painters, tenors, dancers, cellists, french horn players, and arts administrators joining together for this big day.Past participants have enthusiastically reported two things about Advocacy Day:

  1. First, that they feel empowered by gathering together with like-minded people.
  2. Second, that they say that Arts Advocacy Day is the best arts networking event of the year. This is the only time that arts lovers of all kinds gather together in one place. Through this big day, we show what a strong, vital arts community we have in Minnesota. In 2003, one thousand arts advocates attended Arts Advocacy Day!Participation in events like Arts Advocacy Day has led to significant increases in state arts funding, including 1997’s $12 million Arts Initiative, for which the unified voice of the arts community was critical to our success.

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The five hundred advocates at last year’s event were the first to hear about the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, which was passed by Minnesota voters this past year.

Our legislators need to be educated about the importance of the arts to our state every year.

On Arts Advocacy Day, we are out in full force to say “Please support state arts funding!”

Schedule for Arts Advocacy Day on February 19th, 2015:

7:30 AM: Meet at the Minnesota History Center (345 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul MN 55102)
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8:00 AM: Advocacy Class for New Attendees
8:00 AM: Registration & Coffee (For those not attending class.)
8:30 AM: Advocacy Seminar/Join Your Team
9:30 AM: Walk or Take MCA Shuttle to Captiol
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Legislator Appointments (MCA Homebase will be in the Transportation Building.)
3:00 PM: Creative Minnesota Study Release Press Conference at the Ordway Center.

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