MCA is a grassroots advocacy organization. This means that we organize members of the arts community to demonstrate the importance of the arts in Minnesota and to affect the outcome of legislative decisions by making sure that elected officials understand the impact that the arts have in their districts. Our coalition includes artists, audiences, arts educators and arts organizations, big and small, and the general public in metro, suburban and rural areas who believe, as we do, that the arts contribute in positive ways to communities statewide.
The most important piece of this puzzle is you. Your input is important to your legislators, whether it be letters, meetings, phone calls or even a simple email. We succeed because thousands of arts advocates in the state of Minnesota, organized by MCA, make their voices heard year after year. We are here to help you be effective!
We have compiled the legal regulations, guidelines and tips for individuals and organizations alike to advocate on behalf of the arts all year.
Your elected officials are your voice in government: let them know what you think!
Photo: An arts advocate meets with her legislator on behalf of the arts. Photo Credit: Scott Streble