Raise Your Voice: Making the Case for the Arts
December 6, 2021 | 12pm | Register via Zoom
Now more than ever, Connecticut communities need the positive economic, civic and healing powers of the arts. Are you doing your part as an advocate to make sure public funds for the arts are available for all communities across our state, including your own?
Join Kelly Barsdate, Chief Program and Planning Officer at National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, in this session that will debunk some common myths and misconceptions about advocacy and will share practical pointers to help you make a convincing case for support.
Attendees will also learn about Connecticut-specific advocacy information including actions that you can take right away to engage in advocacy.
This virtual event is free and open to all who would like to attend. We hope to see you there!
Kelly Barsdate is the Chief Program and Planning Officer for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). She has worked at NASAA since 1991, helping to make the case for the arts during multiple recessions and swings of the political pendulum. Kelly was the original author of Why Should Government Support the Arts?, writes NASAA’s Practical Advocate series, and has produced numerous research monographs and policy briefs for elected officials and cultural advocates. She has directed NASAA collaborations with the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Endowment for the Arts and other policy partners.