Advocacy Resources

It’s important to keep your legislators informed and engaged in issues that affect the arts. Remember, YOU have a voice and a vote. YOU can influence the decisions of your elected officials!

In the Connecticut state government, arts and culture are situated in the Department of Economic & Community Development and supported by the Office of the Arts.

The arts and culture sector:

  • Represents 5% of Connecticut’s economy, generates $9 billion annually, and supports 57,000 jobs
  • Improves quality of life and contributes to Connecticut’s economy
  • Creates vibrant rural and urban communities
  • Is integral to the tourism industry

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