Long Beach Advocacy Workshop Series

Wed, 01/19/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Arts for LA's free Advocacy Workshop Initiative is coming to Long Beach!  Register today for the first workshop, which will be held at Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership on February 16, 2011 from 5-7pm. 

This interactive workshop series is designed for local stakeholders. The goal of the initiative is to build networks of engaged, empowered advocates with the tools needed to voice support for arts & culture and arts education throughout the county.

Register today for these participatory training workshops at artsforla.org/workshop-series.

The series is comprised of four sequential workshops. Based on established community organizing and civic engagement models, the series has been adapted to support local arts infrastructure. Tailored to each local community, workshop curriculum includes advocacy best practices, effective tactics and community involvement strategies. Interested community members are encouraged to attend the complete set of trainings, as the series will culminate in the group creation of an advocacy plan for each host community.

The Advocacy Workshop Initiative will form the foundation of local community arts teams. Working in alignment with the Arts for LA Policy Framework, the goal of the initiative is to convene, inform and inspire a group of local stakeholders to:

  • Advocate for local cultural infrastructure and arts education
  • Develop leaders who identify as arts advocates and can effectively lead advocacy campaigns
  • Raise community awareness of and support for the arts in schools and civic life
  • Increase visibility of the community‚Äôs support for the arts to local policymakers, and educate them about arts and cultural issues in their community

All trainings are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Interested community members are encouraged to register for the series in their geographic area. For more information about each training session, please visit artsforla.org/workshop-series.

Trainings will be held at the Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership. 
Directions & parking information will be emailed to registrants.
Training 1: Wednesday, February 16, 5-7pm
Training 2: Wednesday, March 16, 5-7pm
Training 3: Wednesday, April 13, 5-7pm
Training 4: Wednesday, May 11, 5-7:30pm


Partner & Host Organizations:

Arts Council for Long Beach Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership    

This initiative is made possible in part by support from Arts for All, the Boeing Company, California Community Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles, the James Irvine Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rosenthal Family Foundation.

Arts for All The Boeing Company      California Community Foundation       Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles      
The James Irvine Foundation       Los Angeles County Arts Commission       National Endowment for the Arts Rosenthal Family Foundation