Tools

Advocacy for arts education starts with those actions one can take, e.g. joining the AFTA Arts Action Fund, or getting a DUNS Number, or reviewing the Advocacy Links below for local and national organizations that provide additional arts advocacy materials. This Tools section includes arts advocacy resources, a collection of talking points on critical issues, a collection of tools for developing a presentation or leading a discussion on arts education with your local or state school board members, your elected officials, plus materials on the legal issues applicable to 501c3 tax exempt organizations that define the distinction between Arts Advocacy and lobbying.

Advocating for Arts Education

New NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth pdficon
ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS: Arts can’t fall victim to tight school budgets pdficon
Talking Points: Tips for Advocacy Meetings and Talking to Legislators pdficon

Advocacy or Lobbying: Guidelines and Basics

Advocacy vs. Lobbying Basics pdficon
Lobbying vs. Advocacy Links pdficon