Using this Tool Kit to Advocate for Arts & Culture

The purpose of this tool kit is to give you the resources you need to be an effective arts advocate in your community and school district. In the following sections, you’ll find information covering specific campaigning and advocacy skills, as well as practical aides including links to press and media, ways to organize, planning a meeting, recruiting volunteers, talking to officials and more. You may print the entire tool kit or only what you need.

The order of this tool kit is intended to correspond to increasing levels of involvement. The first few are helpful to those engaging in direct, one-time advocacy actions, such as providing public testimony. The next few, are more detailed and involve help with community organizing. This is not a one person job. The ultimate goal is for you to feel confident in advocating for arts and culture in your community and to understand the resources available.