ADVOCACY DAY WAS A SUCCESS! CAM BOARD AND STAFF SHOW SUPPORT FOR ARTS, CULTURE & CREATIVITY IN SACRAMENTO
CAM is proud to be a partner and sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day, which took place April 23, 2019 in Sacramento. Many of our members, including 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.
CALL TO ACTION
Looking for more ways to advocate for museums and the arts? CAM is seeking museums, organizations, and companies to co-sign a letter of support for a $10 million budget request for the Museum Grant Program.
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MORE WAYS TO ENGAGE
Californians for the Arts promotes more ways to advocate for the arts during Arts, Culture & Creativity Month, even if you could not make it to Sacramento on April 23rd. Click here to check out their suggestions! You can always find CAM's guidelines and tools for advocacy work in museums here on our website.