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Tennessee Arts Advocacy Day

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:

Representative Raumesh Akbari - TN District 91
Representative G.A. Hardaway Sr. - TN District 93
Senator Brian Kelsey - TN District 31
Representative Ron Lollar - TN District 99
Representative Larry J. Miller - TN District 88

 

Click through some of the photos from our 2017 efforts.

  • Postcard Writing Party
  • Advocacy Day - DC
  • Postcard Writing Party
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Postcard Writing at the Levitt Shell
  • Postcard Writing at the Levitt Shell
  • Advocacy Day - DC
  • Postcard Writing - Playhouse on the Square
  • Postcard Writing - Theatre Memphis
  • Why Art Matters
  • Art Matters

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