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Advocacy resources

At Arts Midwest, we believe that the arts are a necessity, not a nicety.

Engaging in creative experiences helps people connect to themselves, to one another, and to their communities.

The National Endowment for the Arts and our State Arts Agencies have been providing access to the arts for more than 50 years, and they need your support year-round.

Join Arts Midwest in advocating for the arts.

Now is always the right time to make an impact and it’s easier than you think! We’ve mined the plethora of resources and gathered a few simple guides to launch you on your way.

Here are some ways to engage your government officials or neighbors in informed conversations about the importance of creativity in our communities.

Talking points

Five essential arguments for the arts —the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies said it best in this guide to conversations about why public funding for the arts is so vital.

Find your officials

Share a personal story with your government officials on how the arts impact your life. Americans for the Arts will help you find your officials and draft a quick email.

Know the facts

Another stellar resource, our friends at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies laid out the facts to squash the fiction.