I run a local arts advocacy organization in a small fishing village on the west coast that’s home to 10 million people, 88 cities, and 81 school districts in a geography that spans thousands of square miles.
Yes, my little fishing village (aka Los Angeles) is massive!
Our advocacy approach has been high-tech/high-touch advocacy approach and is focused on three critical issue areas:
• Arts Education
• Cultural Economy
• Civic Engagement
Within this context, I constantly ask the question: How can we connect more people to advocate for the arts in their community? I think the answer lies somewhere between community organizing and community development. Read the rest of this entry »