National Arts Advocacy Day allows everyday arts advocates to speak up about the importance of the arts and arts education and be heard by Congress. It is a national and local government event.
Each year Delaware Arts Alliance leads a delegation of arts advocates to Washington DC for National Arts Advocacy Day. Our board members and executive director lobby our state leaders for increased investment in the arts and talk about the importance of the arts.
DAA Board member George Meldrum commented on the importance of DAA’s participation in Arts Advocacy Day, “As arts advocates, we have an obligation to the larger arts community to educate political leaders about the issues facing the arts community with regard to funding, the importance to economic development and the role the arts play in our culture. They may not inherently know our issues. Reaching out to our federal delegation is just one of the more tangible representations of how the Delaware Arts Alliance works to promote the mission our members and enrich the lives of Delawareans.
Save the Date for National Arts Advocacy Day 2017: March 21, 2017!
Read DAA reports from National Arts Advocacy Day 2016:
Arts Education Partnership Symposium
In 2015, the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) – an inter-agency collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Education – also convened a symposium in Washington, DC. DAA Executive Director Guillermina Gonzalez participated in the symposium. See her report below.