Speak Up! For the Arts - How to Advocate for the Arts

It's easy to advocate for the arts! Just pick the activities you feel most comfortable doing.

Share your support of arts education with friends and family.
Get involved with your district's tax levy initiative to assure funding for the arts.
Send copies of arts education articles to legislative/policy makers.
Respond to action alerts from an advocacy network like the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.
Meet with legislators, school board members and other policy makers.
Write letters and articles for the local newspaper about arts education.
Recruit others to advocate for the arts.

How to Advocate for the arts

What do you need to get started?

It's right here -- in this handy online toolkit!

MESSAGE. Ideas for clear and direct communication about the importance of arts education.

FACTS. Statistics and studies showing how important the arts are to learning, the economy and the future.

PERSISTENCE. Advocacy is an ongoing process.

REMEMBER: Every effort helps!