Today, on one of the most gorgeous days of the year in DC, hundreds of arts advocates converged on the Omni Shoreham to get “fired up and ready to go!”
It was really great to see so many people from all across the country that are so pasionate about advocating for the arts to their representatives. We all know it’s going to be difficult, but we believe that this is the right thing to do, and that our cause is a worthy one,and that gives us hope.
The staff of Americans for the Arts has done a great job in bringing in experts to talk to us about the issues.
There is so much to take in, but they try to break it down for us. Jay Dick did a good job this morning giving us basic tips on “lobbying 101″, and Americans for the Arts brought in a congressional staffer to give us “dos” and “don’ts”. One thing she said that really resonated with my background in development was to make sure that you make the ask! Read the rest of this entry »