Advocacy Day

CAM is proud to be a partner of Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month and Advocacy Day. Save the date for April 15, 2020 and stay tuned for more information.  

CAM was a partner and sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day, which took place April 23, 2019 in Sacramento. The co-chairs of CAM's Government Relations Committee, Christine Stokes and Michael Shanklin, CAM Board Members Amanda Tello Rawson and Keasha Dumas Heath and two staff members, Celeste DeWald and Lacey Lieberthal, participated in the event and championed arts, culture, and creativity.

Over 200 people participated in Arts Advocacy Day, meeting with over half of the California State Legislature. The morning was packed with performances, speakers, art activities by the Crocker Art Museum, and more. In the afternoon, advocates met with elected officials and asked for increased funding for the California Arts Council and the Museum Grant Program, in addition to other requests to support arts and culture. Arts Advocacy Day 2019 was organized by Californians for the Arts as part of the first annual Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month, which will now be each April.