Outreach to Legislators

We show up for the arts and we stand up for the arts.

 

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 West Tennessee delegation was strong, including 36 delegates from Memphis.  Over the course of the day, members of this group had the opportunity to speak with:

Representative Caren Camper
Representative Jese Chism   
Representative Jim Coley
Representative Barbra Cooper                                          
Representative John DeBerry
Representative G.A. Hardaway                                                                  
Representative London Lamar 
Representative Tom Leatherwood
Representative Larry Miller
Representative Antonio Parkinson 
Representative DeWayne Thompson
Representative Joe Towns, Jr.   
Representative Kevin Vaughn
 
Senator Raumesh Akbari
Senator Delores Gresham
Senator Lee Harris
Senator Brian Kelsey
Senator Mark Norris
Senator Paul Rose
Senator Reginal Tate

 

 
 

 

 

 

Click through some of the photos from our efforts.

  • Representative Karen Camper with representatives from the following organizations: TheatreWorks, Voices of the South, Metal Museum, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis Symphony Orchestra,, Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group, The Collective, ArtsMemphis
  • Representative Jim Coley with representatives from the following organizations: TheatreWorks, Voices of the South, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group, The Collective, ArtsMemphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  • Senator Mark Norris with representatives from the following organizations: ArtsMemphis, Voices of the South, New Ballet Ensemble, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Opera Memphis, Black Arts Alliance, The Collective, Theatre Memphis
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  • Postcard Writing Party
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
  • Advocacy Day - Nashville
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  • 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
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