It’s that time of the year again when arts advocacy days start popping up all over the country. The official National Arts Advocacy Day is April 8-9. If you want to know your state’s official day, get in touch with a state captain.
I have mentioned in the past that everyday should be an arts advocacy day. Here are 9 simple ways you can be an arts advocate in your daily life:
- Wear an arts t-shirt or button to show your support of the arts. This will likely start some conversations too.
- Point out to the people you are with (or stop a moment to recognize for yourself) when you spot arts in your daily lives.
- Post arts events on your Facebook feed and tweet on Twitter with the hashtag #arts to help promote the arts events and arts organizations that you love.
- Use your social media to shout out for the arts whenever you appreciate the arts. For example, while you are watching Downton Abbey, include the #arts tag in your post to show your appreciation!
- Write a letter to the editor/producer to say thank you when you see a news story about an arts event.
- Buy tickets to arts events to give as gifts to your loved ones when special occasions arise.
- Set aside 10 minutes a week to look at your local events calendars and go to an arts event at least once a month.
- Bring your kids to an arts event at least once a month.
- Do arts “projects” daily – sing, dance, doodle, work on a project with your kids and appreciate the arts and what they do for your daily life!
Cheers to happy and loyal audiences,
Audience Development Specialists
“Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.”
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