Advocacy Resources

Local/Regional Resources

2016 Arts Advocacy Talking Points

The Columbus Guide to Arts Advocacy
An arts advocacy toolkit created by Columbus advocacy firm, Sean P. Dunn & Associates, LLC.

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
Dedicated to supporting the arts in northeast Ohio, CPAC has helpful links to information that applies statewide.

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
A network of arts educators dedicated to communication, cooperation and advocacy efforts.

Ohio Arts Council
Our state arts council is one of the best. Lots of good resources on this site.

Ohio Citizens for the Arts
A grassroots organization working to increase public support for the arts in Ohio. Check out their e-advocacy center.

National Resources

Americans for the Arts
The nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. AFTA’s online Arts Action Center can help you find your legislators, along with information about what’s happening with the arts nationally.

Part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtsEdge and the National Arts & Education Network provides tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies
A global network of arts councils and ministries of culture.

National Arts and Disability Center
Promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
A membership organization for the nation’s state arts agengies. Includes a comprehensive advocacy checklist for arts organizations.

National Endowment for the Arts
Learn more about what’s happening at the national level.

Open Secrets
A nonpartisan organization that tracks campaign contributions for state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.

Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Dedicated to advancing the arts as integral to healthcare and the healing process.

The Association of American Cultures
Advocates for diversity of artistic expression.

Very Special Arts
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

Vote Smart 
Allows you to look up platforms and voting records for every candidate and elected official from the US President to local government officials.