Has there ever been a more important time to know your lawmakers -- and for them to know you? Advocacy is central to the mission and success of any organization, school, or artist. Arts Alliance Illinois explains why and how in Arts Advocacy 101. Take-aways include:

  • What’s in-bounds and out-of-bounds for your organization when it comes to advocacy
  • How to design an advocacy strategy and select advocacy tactics that work
  • What to expect when you engage elected officials and other decision-makers
  • Action steps you can take right now to strengthen the arts in Illinois

To host an arts advocacy training for your board, staff, and volunteers or for the arts and cultural organizations in your community, contact Jonathan VanderBrug, Policy and Research Director, at or 312.855.3105 x11.