Advocate for the Arts
GSA is not just about amazing educational arts opportunities – it’s also about taking creativity back into our communities to make a difference! There are many ways to contact your elected decision makers and media outlets to tell them why the arts, and programs like GSA, are important to you!
- Click here to find out who your elected officials are – and contact them about why the arts/GSA are important to you and the community. They will listen!
- Click here to check out a variety of sample arts education advocacy letters…use them as inspiration for a letter based on what’s important to you.
- Spread the word about what impact the arts are making in your community and in your life – write letters to the editor of your local newspaper, contact the media, utilize social media, and share your successes with the world! Click here to find media outlets in your area.
- Familiarize yourself and keep up with organizations such as Americans for the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Sign-up for e-newsletters from the arts organizations mentioned above, and sign up for free daily e-newsletters from ArtsJournal.
- Attend Arts Day in Kentucky (usually in February – check the website for The Kentucky Arts Council to keep updated).
- For those with a serious interest in advocacy: click here to check out The Kennedy Center’s Arts Education Advocacy Tool Kit.