Posts Tagged ‘Arts advocacy’

On National Arts Advocacy Day, Action Turns Local

Today is Arts Advocacy Day, when a cross-section of the nation’s arts and culture organizations converges on Washington, D.C., for a day of training, followed by a day of action, meeting with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. Advocacy is integral to California Desert Arts Council‘s strategy to unify, empower, and promote arts and culture…

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Expert Advice on How to Win an Arts Grant

There’s a lot of money out there for artists and arts organizations. If you want some of it, you need a plan. Three experts on the topic — grant writer Leigh Wiemann, arts administrator Brittany Delany, and artist Barbara Gothard — shared their best advice July 20 during an arts salon hosted by the City…

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Fundraisers Must Assert the Value of the Arts

What’s it worth? We constantly and automatically assess the value of almost every aspect of our daily lives, tangible and intangible. Why then do arts organizations constantly find themselves in the awkward position of having to justify and defend their worth? Mary Cahalane, a nonprofit consultant who writes a fundraising blog, suggests fundraising for the…

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How to Find and Pursue Arts Grants

Arts grants come in as many shapes and sizes as the range of arts projects they support. However, the process of applying for public and private grants can be tedious and complicated, and it’s almost always competitive. You you can lift your chances of winning a grant by attending CDAC’s free Arts Salon on July…

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Trump Budget Proposal is a Call to Action to Support Local Arts

Local advocacy for artists and arts organizations has become a higher-stakes proposition, as President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, titled A New Foundation for American Greatness, suggests eliminating funding for the arts and shutting down the National Endowments of the Arts and Humanities. The president’s proposal cuts the NEA budget from $150 million to $29 million,…

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