About Natalie Shoop

Name: Natalie

Web Site: http://www.AmericansForTheArts.org

Bio: Prior to joining the Americans for the Arts staff full-time in November 2006, Natalie was an intern for the Government and Public Affairs department. Natalie works with the Director of Federal Affairs to monitor legislation and Congressional activities. She is responsible for coordinating Arts Advocacy Day events and materials including the production of the Congressional Arts Handbook and Breakfast. She manages the network of State and Local District Arts Advocacy Captains and administers the State Capwiz Affiliate program, coordinating advocacy efforts and providing training and technical support. A Central Illinois native, Natalie received her bachelor of science degrees in political science and music from Bradley University and a master of arts degree in legislative affairs from The George Washington University.

Posts by Natalie Shoop:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.