Each year, arts supporters from across the state gather in Nashville to visit with their lawmakers. Organized and presented by Tennesseans for the Arts, Arts Advocacy Day offers the opportunity for all segments of Tennessee's extraordinary arts and cultural community to come together to 1.) Network and make new friends, 2.) Receive advocacy and policy information about arts funding in Tennessee, and 3.) Speak with our state legislators about the importance of the arts in our state.
The most recent Arts Advocacy Day was held on March 1, 2017. Artists and arts administrators from across Tennessee spent the morning in informative programming and then met with lawmakers from our region to let them know that the arts are valued in our community.
The West Tennessee delegation was very strong, including 50 delegates from Memphis. Over the course of the day, members of this group had the opportunity to speak with:
Postcard Writing Party
Advocacy Day - DC
Advocacy Day - Nashville
Postcard Writing at the Levitt Shell
Postcard Writing - Playhouse on the...
Postcard Writing - Theatre Memphis
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