National Arts Action Summit to be Held March 20 & 21

Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania

Have you heard about the possibility that the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting could be eliminated? If this would happen, how would your arts organization be affected?

On March 20 and 21, 2017 a National Arts Action Summit will take place in Washington DC, bringing together representatives from arts and cultural organizations across the country.  At this summit attendees will have an opportunity to take part in advocacy training and networking. A highlight of March 20 is the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Guest lecturer is Darren Walker, president of Ford Foundation.

Tuesday March 21 starts with a Congressional Arts Kick Off with remarks from Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. The day continues with visits with congressional representatives, sharing stories and information about the impact of arts and culture in our communities. Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania has taken the lead in setting up congressional visits.

PRAA’s Executive Director will attend the National Arts Action Summit and will return armed with a great many resources which will be shared with arts managers in the region.

For more information on the National Arts Action Summit click here.

For more information on Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania click here.