GET STARTED

WHERE TO START

Ready to Make a Difference?

Make no mistake, every small act for the arts counts. And lots of small acts add up to big change. If you’re ready to advocate for the arts, welcome! This is the place to start.

We believe that the foundation for building a more vibrant arts scene in Connecticut starts at the state level. And that's why we've developed and organized a set of unique tools to educate and inspire you to speak up and take action. But, before you do, there are some basics you should cover to get you started.

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FIND YOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS

The first step is to find out who represents you. Learn who your state representatives are so you can connect with them about the arts.

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CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

Check out these resources to help you create your own communications. We’ve included tips and templates that make it easy.

Testify

HOW TO TESTIFY

Whether it’s virtual, in-person, or written, testimony at a public hearing is a powerful way to influence legislators on issues that affect the arts. Follow these guidelines to make your case.

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POLICY PLATFORM

The Arts Alliance creates a set of policy goals that benefit the entire arts community for each legislative session. Check out our Policy Platform to find out what we can all work toward this year.

Let's Take Action

Advocacy can seem like something that only experts can do, but each of us can make a difference. Even small actions can have big impact if we all work together. If you’re ready to make a difference, check out these simple actions you can take right now.