A toolkit to give you the resources you need to become an effective arts advocate in your community.
Arts Advocacy Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to give you the resources you need to be an effective arts advocate in your school district and community. In the above sections, you'll find modules covering specific campaigning and advocacy skills, as well as practical aides including sample press materials, phone scripts, and planning worksheets.
The order of the modules is intended to correspond to increasing levels of involvement. The first few are helpful to those engaging in direct, one-time advocacy actions, such as providing public testimony. The next few, beginning with "How to start an advocacy team," are meant to guide those who want to engage in long-term advocacy efforts. The last few, beginning with "Recruitment and leadership development," are for those who desire to take on leadership in a long-term advocacy effort.
Looking for something you can do right now to impact arts and culture and arts education in your community? Start with our list of simple, proactive advocacy actions.
Arts for LA's suggestions for participating in a candidate forum.
Read this section for strategies and advice for how to secure media and press coverage.
Recruitment is most fundamental part of any campaign. It takes people to make things happen.